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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Beyond Love is the second audiobook in The Beyond Series by D.D. Marx. The story of Olivia continues while she navigates life and its hurdles after trying to find love once again as she rebuilds her life from the ground up. Olivia is all set to start her life with Finn. She and Finn are positive that this love is going to stay with them as a constant so they don’t hesitate in taking the next step. But before they can take a step forward, Olivia has to go back to Chicago to sell her condo there. Deliriously happy with her life and constant guidance from Dan from up above, she knows that this is the best decision for her. But there is a secret she is hiding from Finn that she is afraid will ruin their blooming relationship. Her cousin Garrett tells her to keep the secret, but she really doesn’t want to. What should she do? Will she even get the chance to tell Finn all?
Narrators Heather Masters and Angus King have done an amazing job yet again in giving voice to these characters. They bring out the emotions the characters are feeling, they make sure that you can connect with Olivia and Finn and feel like you are part of their life. They had a depth to their voices that gave life to the characters. I enjoyed their voices, they are soothing yet at the same time they make sure you are invested in the story from start to finish.
The plot itself is more vivid this time. I enjoyed how the whole tone of the story changed with how Olivia was feeling. She wasn’t feeling so happy in the last novel so the tone was mellow, but this time she is happy and full of life and so is the narrative. The author paced it just right, allowed the reader to jump into the story and enjoy it along with the characters. I am in love with D. D. Marx’s writing style; she brings everything to life with her words. Olivia is such a strong character, you can find little pieces of yourself in her and connect with her on a personal level. I cannot wait for the third novel in the series and find out what happens next in Finn’s and Olivia’s lives.