Every choice has a consequence.
I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one, and his name is Jax Porter.
I have known Jax my whole life, and I have loved him with every breath I've ever taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best friends has made us inseparable since birth. What we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate sealed. But, unfortunately, that's not how life works. Life offers us many choices that can turn destiny into chance.
I now find myself heading toward a destination that I could have never imagined, and I have to figure out where to go from here.
Will the choices that have been made change our path forever, or will fate find its way?
This book is intended for listeners 18+ due to sexual content.
©2015 Ellie Wade (P)2015 Ellie Wade
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"BOUGHT BOOK 2 WHEN I WAS HALFWAY THROUGH! LOVE IT!"
I would, and probably will...lol This was a wonderfully written book...it made me sooo sad, and sooo angry at times...but I couldn't put it down!
When Jax puts the relationship on hold...and the end when Lilly goes to his house...
I adore Caitlin...she is excellent in every narration she performs...Chris is ok...I am sure I will bond more with him in book 2...I may just have a grudge because he is Jax...lol
I SURE DID...I CRIED, SCREAMED AND HAD TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK!!! LOL
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Oh where to begin....Young love is sometimes stupid love...selfish love...expectant love...something we expect to last forever....but is that realistic? It can be if meant to be...and I really feel Jax and Lilly are meant to be...Best friends from birth, they were destined...they fall deeply in love, and date through the end of high school..Jax is a football star and gets a scholarship to a big school...Lilly chooses to go to a different school, they try the long distance thing..and Jax freaks out...breaks it off, but wants to be BFF's still...things just escalate...and the timing is all off, hearts are broken..and sometimes it is just to late!
BRAVO CAITLIN!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND, AND I AM ON TO BOOK 2 NOW!
After listening to this book I took some time to digest it, because well, I was pretty angry with the overall "love" story it sold. Then I realized I just needed to say it plain and simple.
NO SPOILERS. The writing was conflicting, having great poetic themes and flow throughout, then random coarse, choppy sex scenes and language. They just didn't work together. The characters were well thought out and were delivered to the reader in great detail, making it easier to connect them to the story; however, everything that is built up about each character and their wants and desires is broken and cast to the side in the end, making it hard as a reader to ally with anything the author wrote.
Main narrator Caitlin Kelly did a wonderful job voicing all the characters and emotions. She has the perfect voice for a young adult--truly bringing the character of Lily alive; and it really helped me stay engaged in the book I just wanted to turn off. I enjoyed the few times we heard Chris Abell's point of view for the character Jax. His characterization and vocal expressions were spot on.
Overall I was truly disappointed with the book. I heard there was a sequel and I'm really not interested.
The audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
"A Beautiful Kind of Story"
I enjoyed this book though it was fraught with angst. It's definitely one of those cases when I didn't care for the hero but still appreciated the story. Like life, I'm not going to like everyone- and definitely not going to agree with their every decision- but I can understand their motivation. You absolutely must read book two if you read this one.
"Roller coaster of emotions .."
The book took some getting use to at first but the performance was good. The story did not appear to have a twist but OMG what a twist. Light hearted dramatic love story. Good for mindless driving will keep you addicted
"Predictable with unnecessary drama"
It was truly disappointing. What an awesome title but the love wasnt that beautiful. It was quite teenage in action.The narrators were good but unfortunately this new adult book was so common. If I had a dime for everytime the main characters Jax and Lil called each other "soul mates" and "best friends" but their communication wasn't deep enough to avoid simple miscommunications.
I am also surprised that their mothers who were best friends didn't clue them in to some of the really obvious ones. Jax broke up with Lil right after sex with a flimsy excuse and it was so disappointing.
This wasn't my favorite story but it was composed well. It was a little sappy, for my taste, and I hated the ending. Despite this, I do recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance/finding yourself book.
The narration was matched perfect for this book. I fell in love with this story and found it so easy to escape the outside world while listening to it.
"Wow! Wow! Wow! Not At All Expected-5*'s Read On"
Jax and Lily have known each other since forever. Their parents are the best of friends and sort of alone in the world, so they spend holidays, summer picnics, and other events altogether. There is not a time that Jax and Lily can remember where their mothers their fathers, sisters and brothers haven't all been together – a surrogate kind of family.
The story follows their relationship from high school or college and beyond. I normally don't like romance is set in this era of the characters lives. However, the author was able to write about this time period, in an adult contemporary romance.
I cannot express enough how much I liked this book, even though it follows the lives of kids to teenagers to adulthood. If you like contemporary romance, but not young adults, I promise you that you will enjoy this book.
Reading the publishers summary along with this review, will provide a good grasp on the plot, context, etc.
*I was offered a copy of this book in exchange for my review. Please take a moment to look at my other reviews so that you will know that I am an unbiased reviewer. I easily give this book 5 stars in each category. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance.
Notes: There are a few intimate 'mature' scenes & a bit of strong language. 18+ Audiences
I would give this book an R rating, because of the things listed in my notes above.
The narrator is amazing. This is the first time I have listened to anything Caitlin Kelley & Chris Abell. The performance is easily give her 5 stars. A very talented team for performance – because of the numerous characters of both sexes, as well as other characters of different ages and status. Great job!
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This is the first time listening to something by this author and performed by these narrators. I will look for their work in future books.
Let's just start of by saying right off the gate that Caitlin Kelly is one of the best narrators I've listened to in a LONG time, her voice is so young and so fresh that its beautiful.
Ok ... back to the meat and potato's!!
WOW, OMG stop this... stop it right now... this book took me up than down and than I was nervous and than anxious. I took this audio to the grocery store, and back to make dinner - I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was going to happen- I made my own conclusions from the start and refused to look at other reviews on Goodreads so that no spoilers happened, and guess what I'm heart broken, no matter the outcome.. it wasn't the one I wanted!!
Two best friends from birth turned teenage lovers. Jax went off to college while Lilly stays home for a year. After doing her thing, it was her time to find her place in this world, so she carts herself off to a college in Michigan 2 hrs away from Jax. Lilly was okay with this, she was living the college life and still had the love of her life.
Except Jax had different plans.
I was so upset with Jax, seriously, what did you expect? How dare him be upset , and I couldn't get over the fact why he couldn't keep her? They didn't go to the same school? They're suppose to be forever!
Than we meet Trenton, uh... I hate him. He's arrogant, stuck up and controlling oh did I mention he's a lying snake.
I feel so bad for LIlly, she is perfect and she doesn't deserve the back and forth between Jax and Trenton.
Two best friends who became more. Except this love story isn't the love story I cheered for.
"Love Comes In Many Varieties"
Audio books are the best because the characters come to life and you can "multi-task" while listening.
I was so happy when the couple first kissed and realized they really loved each other.
Lily and Jax were both so believable and I felt every joy and pain they did.
Love and Let Love--The Best Kind of Love Can Be A Surprise
I would love to hear more of their lives and see how they mature.
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