This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Katie and Chase were high school sweethearts and seemed destined to be together forever. However, after graduating high school they ended up splitting up, and Katie went to the big city to follow her dreams. Chase did eventually leave himself, but went back to be closer to his brother. When his brother and sister-in-law tragically perished in an accident he became the guardian of his nephew. Now a decade has passed by and Chase’s cousin is getting married. He and Katie are about to be thrown together by his match making cousin and the results could either be disaterous, or turn into a reconciliation. The lead characters in this book were very likeable, and the narrators did an amazing job bringing them to life. I do wish the story had been a bit longer, but I was very happy with how everything turned out for Chase and Katie. This was definitely worth the listen.

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Kayla Octaviano


Omg how adorable!! Such a great story! It’s not a long book, but that’s what makes it perfect. It’s like a movie. Romance in a little town with an adorable family setting, and the perfect little kid to round out the story. Read this book if you like happily ever afters, kindness, joy, and small towns.

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Anastasia Dodson

This was a quick read and i enjoyed it. It was a aweet clean romance that i spend my afternoon listening to. The narrators are great! They worked well together and i enjoyed the alternating povs. Chase and Kate were high school sweethearts and things between them didn’t end on the best of terms. Years after they parted ways they’re pushed together as each others plus ones at a friends wedding. Even though its been years, there is still tension and hurt feelings between them but when they start to look closer, that also realise there is still love there too. I enjoyed this book even though it was a clean(er) romance than i normally read. I thought the author did a great job with this story and the narrators did an great job bringing this story to life. I will be listening to more by this author in the future!
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This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Laura Jones

I enjoyed listening to this book and found it a more wholesome and refreshing story line. I liked the fact that it didn’t have an in depth sex scene as those make me uncomfortable. But I do enjoy a good love story and this one was one I could picture being the next Hallmark movie. I found the characters to be endearing and loved how important family was to the main characters. One of the best parts was when Katie finally realized what was most important to her and she stood up for herself against her BFH. Well written, and quite enjoyable!

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Nina Maes

This is a very sweet short story. Great character, very engaging to the end. Very touching and relatable, I listen on a plane ride as I traveled, and it was great. I recommend this to someone who has a flight or a long drive, easy to listen to and follow along. I really enjoyed this author and will read or listen to more of her work.

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Bobbi Wagner

This is an author that I have enjoyed reading and listening to from the first book. I enjoy how the narrator uses different tones of voice to change characters.  I also enjoyed how they made the book come to life.  I found this to be an engaging story that is shorter but packs a punch. A story where two people have great chemistry but life gets in the way. Will these two figure out things and be able to have a life together? Katie and Chase’s chemistry and growth is off the charts and you don’t want to miss their story.  I really enjoyed listening to this story and I highly recommend it.

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Everybody needs a second Chance, even Katie and Chase. This is their story. Katie’s hard working and enjoys her job. But with her friend getting married, she journeyed home. It was great to see her mom and sister, even though it was a short visit she planned to make the best of it. Chase lost his brother in an accident, and was left with raising his nephew. His whole world was his love for his nephew, and was raising him to be the best he could be. After being set up for the wedding of their friend, they both found themselves forced to be together. Were they really hating it? Can Chase and Katie work through the hurt they both suffered? I admire this author! This story is all about her second Chance romance and is fun and enjoyable to listen too.  Her books are always filled with unforgettable sweet romance. This is just the beginning of her newest series and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next.


This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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Narrated by Devon Grace and Troy Duran
Five Stars

This book is one of my favorite listens of the year. I have read and listened to many of this authors books. It is always a treat. This story is short enough to listen in one setting and it kept me entertained while I was flying home.
The narrators Devon Grace and Troy Duran are new to me. I look forward to more from them. They really brought the characters to life.

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This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Katie Matthews


This Time Around Audiobook

By Jane Suen

5 stars


I LOVED this book so much! I have read lots form this author and I love how versatile she is but I have to say I think that this is definitely my favourite form her so far. I fell in love with the characters straight away. Katie was just an amazing character, I loved her so much, she was relatable, I connected with her – she was just a genuinely lovely person to read about and then add in Chase! Perfection the two of them! The way he stepped up and took in his nephew and the relationship that they had was wonderful. I loved every minute of this story and would highly recommend it to others! The narration for the story was wonderful, they both really brought the story to life.



This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a wonderful sweet second chance small town romance that I loved every minute listening to.

Chase and Katie were high school sweethearts years ago and now when a friend is getting married … Chase and Katie are paired up as each others plus one. Chase is still bitter how things ended and Katie has regrets making decisions that changed the course between them years ago. The spark between Chase and Katie never died ….and a second chance is what they need…

Wonderful story, sweet and clean….. highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Amanda Glaspie

This was a quick, sweet romance of a lost love. Katie comes back home for a wedding after ten years of being gone. Chase is raising his nephew and never expected the woman who broke his heart to show up. Little did they know, the love was still there. If you want a quick romantic novel, this is it. The narration was great and really rounded off the book.

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Shelly Kittell

4/5 star review

Kate finds second-chance love with her high-school sweetheart, Chase. This book is so romantic. I am a fan of this author as romance stories have an amazing human emotion to them. You can truly feel the love, the pain, everything the couples go through as they are working through the relationship. Listening to this as an audio book enhances the experience. You can feel the emotion even more when you hear it. The narrators did a wonderful job with this story. I found it interesting to just sit and listen. Truly, the struggle is real. This story is so relatable. This is a well-written and developed story that will touch your heart and leave you feeling touched when you are done.

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This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by M Policicchio

Sweet, endearing tale of second chances.  Katie and Chase were in love since they could remember.  But Katie always wanted more than their small town could offer.  She worked hard and earned scholarships to college and her ticket out.  The only problem was Chase.  He didn’t need to escape the small town where they grew up.  


Now it is 10 years later.  Chase is a successful banker, raising his nephew after a tragic car accident took both of Chase’s brother and his wife.  Katie used to like her job until her boss got pushed out by a bully.  Now Katie is miserable but can’t seem to find a way out.  Katie gets an invitation to an old friend’s wedding and, although she doesn’t know why, she decides to go home and to the wedding.  Because Katie doesn’t have a date, the bride assigns her a plus one.  It just so happens to be Katie’s ex-boyfriend, Chase.  


Trying not to give away too much.  Chase and Katie spend time at the wedding and rediscover their spark.  But are either willing to change their life to rekindle what could have been?  Spend a little time in a small town figuring out what is really important.  Good listening! 

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen – Review by Deb Robinson

What a wonderful story.  The narration made you feel so part of the story, bringing out emotions.  I got sweet tears in my eyes at one point.


Katie is working in the big city following her dreams.  Working herself to the bone and eating TV dinners because she is just to exhausted.  


Chase is now the father to little Timmy, his brother’s son.  He is content and has found happiness and love again in the little guy.  


When Katie had broken his heart he never once imagined he would ever get over her. They hadn’t spoken since the day she left to follow her career.


In this second chance book, you will follow the pain they once went through and the new hope that lies ahead. 

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen

This Time Around Audiobook by Jane Suen
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Genre – Sweet Romance
Listening Length – 2 hours 48 minutes

Katie finds her hometown friend’s wedding invitation buried under a stack of mail and makes the last-minute decision to escape her demanding job long enough to attend. She’s given little thought to being “minus a plus one” until the bride suggests she attends with another single. Anticipating polite conversation with a stranger over the plated entrée, Katie agrees… and finds herself face-to-face with her high school boyfriend, who she hasn’t seen since she dumped him after graduation.

Once a shy, gawky teenager, Chase has grown into a strong, handsome man. Yet he never escaped the heartache of Katie’s sharp rejection. For years, he’s distracted himself with work. Now, his time is filled with raising his nephew after his brother and sister-in-law died in a car accident. The last thing he needs is a painful reminder of the past. Yet, thanks to his cousin the bride, the two meet and realize the spark of attraction between them is still burning bright.

But Katie needs to return to her job, and Chase can’t uproot his orphaned nephew. Can the pair reconcile and build a future together?


Jane Suen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who writes mysteries, sci-fi

thrillers, short stories, contemporary romance, and crime fiction.



This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Carlie Del Gallo

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book that I have read by the author, and it will not be the last! I immediately fell in love with these characters from the first moment that I read stuff about them. Their story is one that was nice, unique and one that made me feel good when I was done reading it. I love good feel romances like this one so it was one that I read in one sitting and could not put down. Now I am off to buy more books from this author and to tell all of my friends about this book! It will be one that I reread over and over.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Rayne East

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Healing and happiness found again
Circumstances have a way of presenting themselves when needed. Chase and Katie have had their fair share of ups and downs. This was a quick read for me but did not lack in depth in characterisation and storyline. A contempt second chance romance, the story has the right balance of steam and angst with both Chase and Katie needing to face issues for the past. Very engaging read!

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Nichole Chrisman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This Time Around focuses on our FMC returning home to a wedding. Circumstances have left her going alone and the bride sets her up with her ex as a date. He’s hurt by their past and over the loss of his brother and sil while trying to raise his nephew. This story has emotion and an hea. It is a quick and easy read that reminded me of a Hallmark movie (in the BEST way possible).

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Donya Pedigo

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Are second chances really possible, Katie and Chase are about to find out. This Time Around by Jane Suen is a fun, fast paced read that lets you experience a couple days in the lives of Katie and Chase.

Katie and Chase were high school sweethearts, but when time came for Katie to leave for college things took a turn for the worst. She ended up breaking his heart, which he never truly recovered from.
Fast forward ten years and Chase is now raising his nephew, while Katie is consumed by her work. Katie comes back to her hometown for a wedding where she is thrown together with Chase as his plus one, because the bride wants everyone in attendance to be paired off. Can these two face their past and move on from it, or will the resentment, pain, and what ifs be too much for them to overcome? This is a sweet, charming story that will leave you with all the feels.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Lucy Machard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a cute little romance! Lots of fluff! I do believe this is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I will be back for more! It’s a very quick read, I think I finished it in about an hour. The author does a fantastic job of sucking the readers in, I honestly lost track of time while I was reading. It’s a very refreshing romance. I read a lot of the darker types of romances, so having a little fluffy one was super nice for a change. Definitely finished it with a happy heart! Highly recommend it!!!

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Shannen Kern

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a short but cute romance that had a great flow to it. Katie is working her fingers to the bone at a job that she loved but is still unfulfilled. Her first love, Chase, is back in their hometown raising his nephew and thinks he’s successfully gotten Katie out of his mind and heart. After Katie flies back into town for a wedding, there are obvious sparks between them and they’re both torn with what to do. Can they somehow find a way to reunite or is does the past need to stay that way?

The author does a great job diving into the feelings of the characters and pulling at emotional strings. I loved the little parts of Katie remembering her childhood and little things she had done with her sister and parents. I recommend this if you’re looking for a quick, feel-good romance!

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Lauren Cox

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sweet, hometown romance filled with regret, what ifs and nostalgia.
Katie was head over heels in love with Chase, but the longing for a different life in the city to follow her dreams left them broken. After ten years of not talking and living two different lives Katie is invited to her friends wedding in her hometown. Single and focused on her job she was short of a plus one, the bride set her up with her cousin. Little did she know, her blind date/plus one to the wedding would be her ex-boyfriend Chase.

After being home Katie is wondering what life would have been like if she would have stayed all those years ago, what if she didn’t miss all these milestones in her family & friends lives. What would have happened if she hadn’t left Chase?

This book captured my attention on first chapter and finished it all in one sitting, not only is it sweet and dramatic but there is also enough drama, angst, grudges to keep you engaged in the story the whole time. Add this to your “Must Read List!”.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by She Reads All

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ladies and Gentlemen I am proud to announce that this book has the perfect Book Boyfriend. If you think I am exaggerating then pick the book up yourself so you can prove me right. Lets talk…

Katie going back to her hometown, where she grew up but left for college and bigger things and now hardly comes back. Well she finds herself in town for a friends wedding, and because you cant say NO to the bride, she finds herself with the plus one of her ex-boyfriend. Chase. The man she let get away 10 years prior because they went to different schools and she didn’t want to do long distance.

One thing I loved most about this book is the flashbacks we get so that we can see everything that happened when they were dating and back in high school.

In the flashbacks we see how much Katie desired to be in the big city and have a career. But as she returns home and starts to hang out with her mother and sister compared to the time and crazy hours she works and the ungrateful demanding boss she starts to think is it all worth it…

This book is fast pace and sweet. It does get a little emotional so you may find yourself in tears towards the end. But overall a very enjoyable read.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Heidi Sturgess

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s so good that Katie is heading home for her friends wedding I’m so proud of her for standing up to that nasty boss of hers 🤭😉

We hit a tiny glitch , the bride doesn’t want any singles at her wedding so Katie gets hitched with her ex high school boyfriend , Chase, and there’s some unresolved issues …..

Chase had his heart broken by Katie and when he agrees to be her plus one I think there’s more than vengeance in his heart …. His life has also changed drastically, he became an instant daddy to Timmy when his parents were killed in an accident and he’s a real hands on daddy and man he just makes my knees go like jelly and little Timmy is a real sweetheart ❣️

Things between Katie and Chase seem to pick up where they left off but they really do need to clear the air and they’re so perfect for each other and add Timmy to the equation and it’s the perfect little family ❣️

Just loved Katie and Chase , they just stole my heart ❣️📕

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Regina Williams

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second chance love story at its purest. When you dream big sometimes you forget to live big and that’s where Katie sees herself. When she ends up back in her home town on a set up date with her ex everything makes sense again. Has it been to long? Has he changed? Will his nephew/son accept her? And what about her new life? Which is the path she will choose? Great book highly recommend.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Devon Pulliam

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love that this story is all about second chances. Second chances with love, family and life.

Katie is easy to connect with and you find yourself wrapped up in her world. This story makes you remember that life isn’t all about work and climbing the corporate ladder. That a job and the money isn’t going to necessarily make you have all the happiness in the world. I loved the back story connection with Katie and Chase. I wish there had been more to that part of the story line.

I did appreciate how Katie suddenly got the courage she was looking for when it came to her job. THere are bosses out there like BFH. Katie just needed to be “home” to realize where she was meant to be.

Chase was dealing with his own hatred but to see him fall back into the comfort of loving Katie. Makes you think maybe a fairy tale type of love exists. Growing up a little fast since he took on the responsibility of Timmy.

I wish there had been more to this story. I felt like some storyline was missing. It doesn’t feel complete and I have a ton of questions after finishing this story.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen- Review by – Stephanie Driskill

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Katie who broke up with her high school boyfriend and left for college never looking back, comes home for her friend’s wedding. Long hours on dream job have taken its toll on her and she has forgotten to RSVP and find a plus one for the wedding. Katie called her sister Mary two days before the wedding and upon Mary’s insistence, she came home for the big event. Once she arrived safely and in her sister’s care, Katie called her friend Laurie to let her know that she would be there but without a plus one. Laurie would not have that as she wanted everyone to be paired at her wedding so she told Katie that her plus one would meet her at the wedding. Guess who that is? Her ex-boyfriend, Chase, that she so rudely and coldly broke up with upon leaving for college. Through the pages we read more about the lovers past and get to the deep-seated issues that lie in the way between them. Along the journey, Katie realizes that what she thought was her dream job in reality is not and her boss truly is the Boss From Hell.
Such cute characters were well developed and well written so that we get to hear the inner thoughts of both Katie and Chase as we follow along with them. It was such a sweet romance and of course like most romance novels, the two find a way to be together and to build a life worth living. This book is a great read and a cute escape for an afternoon by the pool or at the beach. You can’t help but to fall in love with the leading man Chase and to cheer for the couple when they finally decide to pair up again but for life this time.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Jules Herbert

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Katie broke up with her high school boyfriend Chase, left town and fully committed herself to her career all the while never really getting over him. Years later she decides to return to her home town for a friends wedding. It was a very last minute decision and her friend insists she attend with a plus one so she sets Katie up with someone she thinks will make a great plus one… just happens to be her ex boyfriend! Chase having returned to town the previous year with his nephew he is now raising is not so keen to hang out with the woman who shattered his heart. The big question is can these two forgive old wounds and learn to see each other as the adults they now are? This great book really is an emotional heartfelt read that at its heart is a second chance story.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Torey Foster

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This time around is about a girl named Katie who comes home to attend a wedding. While there she gets roped into attending the wedding with another single guest. The only problem is, her date is her ex boyfriend. A boy she loved and never quite got over. A boy whose heart she broke 10 years before. A boy named Chase, who is not a boy any longer and is raising his orphaned nephew. He has grown into a handsome man and Katie can’t help but notice. Katie is not the only one who has not gotten over the relationship of the past, but Chase also carries some bitterness from the past and the way Katie broke his heart. After the wedding the two realize they still have feelings for eachother but how could they possibly make it work? Katie has to get back to work and Chase can’t uproot his nephew to be closer to her.
I really liked this book. It has a great story and you can get lost in the pages. The only reason I took off a star is because there are a couple parts where the story seems to go off track giving information that, while important, doesn’t fit in the moment. Other than those couple parts, the story was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Kristan Anderson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Time Around by Jane Suen was a very fast read and sweet story. Katie finds herself without a date to a high school friends wedding. The bride has a date for her, after breaking up ten years prior, Katie is pushed back into the life of her ex, Chase. I thought there would be more to the wedding instead of them just jumping back into familiar territory but it seemed to work. I was hoping to find out why Katie broke it off but it didn’t seem as though there was a good explanation. The story was good but for some reason it felt lacking in something, maybe it was heat. The spark between the characters was there, or it was supposed to be, but it could have been elaborated better at some times, with less internalized thinking by the characters. The ending felt rushed, while I’m happy Katie finally is doing what she wanted in life, it just seemed as though the story tried hard for the happy ending and it was as of there was no backbone in it. I did not feel connected to any of the characters.

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