Audio Review: The One You Want (The Original Heartbreakers #0.5) by Gena Showalter (Narrator: Savannah Richards)

The One You Want (Original Heartbreakers) - Gena Showalter
The One You Want

The Original Heartbreakers #0.5
Gena Showalter (Narrator: Savannah Richards)
Contemporary Romance - Novella
Recorded Books
January 15th 2015
4 hours and 24 minutes
Audible Romance Package


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers—about sexy bad boys each meeting their match—with a special prequel novella!


In small-town Oklahoma, reputation is everything, and Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome hers. The supposed bad girl is determined to walk the straight and narrow, a seemingly impossible task when Tall, Dark and Sexy shows up…


Rich and powerful, Dane Michaelson is every woman's dream. When he returns to Strawberry Valley after a sixteen-year absence, he is unprepared for the redheaded girl he's never been able to forget. She's all woman now—and he's never wanted anyone more. But to have her, he'll have to break through her defenses… and surrender his own.


* First published in the 2014 anthology, All For You.






The One You Want is a novella in The Original Heartbreakers series by Gena Showalter. It introduces us to Strawberry Valley and several of the townsfolk and new residences. 

I really enjoyed this novella more then I expected too. I can’t wait to continue into the series.


Kenna is a hard working single mother who has had to deal with town gossip and labels that aren’t true. 


Dane used to live in Strawberry Valley, but his family left and now he’s back and boy has he grown up, in all the best ways. 


Dane and Kenna both have issues and things in their past that they haven’t dealt with. I fell in love with both Dane and Kenna at the start. Kenna held her ground throughout the book. I liked the friendship Kenna has with Brook Lynn and that crazy silly bucket list was just too much fun. And, Kenna’s daughter was just wonderful. She has no filter and with kids it’s so true. They say anything and everything. 


The setting and characters were so reminiscent of what people go through when they think they know your past, what you’ve done, and how you’e acted.


I adored this novella, I loved the setting, and I loved the characters.


Audio Review: This is my first experience with Savannah Richards. She brought this novella to life. Everything felt more real and intense. I thoroughly enjoyed all the voices. They came across clear, crisp, and well defined. The audio was pleasant and comfortable to listen too. I plan to continue the series in this formate.


Rated: 4 Stars


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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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