Out of The Box Awakening

Romance - Contemporary
394 Pages
Reviewed on 12/20/2015
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Author Biography

USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Theriot hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm. Working in her capacity as CFO, she felt something was missing and discovered her passion for writing novels--mostly at night and on weekends.

In her limited spare time Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. Jennifer is 'Mom' to three grown children and 'MiMi' to four beautiful grandchildren, all of whom she adores. Theriot is an admitted music junkie, loving every type of music, which takes up most of the memory on her iPhone. She listens to music from sun up to sun down and her love of music is reflected a great deal in her books.

Jennifer took a chance that there could be an interest in romance with middle aged couples who are finding themselves at a crossroads and wrote her debut novel Out of the Box Awakening, which centers on the hope of finding happiness and passion through unexpected heartache. It emphasizes the need for family and friends as Jennifer has learned in her own life. Grownup romance from the other side of 30 is how she characterizes her books. The books have also been described as "Mature Sexy" by one reviewer...

Her second book in the Out of the Box series titled Out of the Box Regifted has received rave reviews and she is currently working on the third and final book in the series, Out of the Box Everlasting.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Out of The Box Awakening by Jennifer Theriot is a story of compassion, love, and embracing your true feelings. Olivia is a woman who never does anything half way. She is the perfect woman, dedicated to her children, her husband, and her marriage. However, making sure that everything is perfect in the lives of her children and husband has taken a toll on her life. When her husband wants to move the family to another city, she agrees. But the new place had some new surprises, including finding out that her husband cheated on her.

Devastated, she found Ash. Ash, much like Olivia, is no stranger to taking care of everyone else. However, he too has suffered losses and his only solace is his music. When Olivia meets Ash, things are platonic and all about music. Together, they make a new family for themselves, a family that loves music just as much and appreciates them. But there is too much chemistry between Ash and Olivia, so much that it is getting hard to ignore it. Will they ignore their chemistry or will they take the leap of faith?

This story is so beautiful that it will take your breath away. This is not your usual romance where the protagonists of the story are in their late twenties and want to steam up every scene. This story is about mature people who understand the realities of life and have lived them in the most brutal fashion. When I say this is a love story, I don’t mean that in the usual sense. There are all kinds of love in this novel; the love of a friend, of a mother, of children, and the new budding love between a man and a woman. It is beautiful, soulful, and very lovely. I have already read it for the second time and it is just as amazing.

Christiane Straight-Bybee

Love this book! It keeps you turning the pages and was hard to put down!

Teri Riggs

I love Jennifer Theriot's whole series! I can't wait until the next book comes out.

Rebecca Warner

I have read all of Ms Theriot's books in this series, and must say this first in the series of three is so refreshing in giving us mature, sexy characters who resurrect belief that startling new love and incredible passion are not just for the young!


I love that jennifer writes about love after 30 something.. Its refreshing... I've never read a book geared to my age group before and i was pleasantly surprised...