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Angsty and sexy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-2020

This is my first KL Hughes book. Im a sucker for angsty second change romances and this one did not disappoint. I really enjoyed how Charlees heartbreak and longing manifested itself in her art. These two cant keep away from either other and subconsciously revisit old places in their city where they think they might see each other. I enjoyed the longing stares and sexual tension between the two of them for the entire book. Some scenes had me laughing out loud, especially their awkward double date and how they explain it to their friends afterwards. The book flicks between the past and present and does so gracefully, most of the time. I would have enjoyed a few more scenes of their relationship building in the past, but the book focussed on some pivotal moments in their relationship and spent a long time explaining and expanding there. I think there an opportunity was missed to explain Alex's hurtful past and how they fell in love in the beginning. Their first love scene was interesting but I felt like it was too rushed and missed a little context. Overall, I couldn't stop listening. I think I've listened to Abby Craden's voice longer than some of my closest family over the last 6 months. She does such a great job, its hard for me to give another narrator a chance.

Beautiful love story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-2020

Im currently on a Gerri Hill and Abby Craden binge. This story was beautifully written. Two seperate tragedies and two people not really looking for love but finding it in the most beautiful environment. Gerri hill has an amazing gift when it comes to angst. In this particular story I wasn't sure I was going to buy into the Hannah's background. I thought that it would be impossible for me to believe that her son Jack would accept her being in a same sex relationship. But I was pleasantly surprised with how Gerri Hill steered the story organically into that romantic direction. When the two finally got together and realised what it would mean for Jack, I felt torn as well and was on edge wondering how the story would resolve itself. I loved the character development of Lindsey who wasn't interested in making any friends or connections but found a unique affinity with Jack. The romantic relationship that evolved afterwards was refreshing and believable. As with most Gerri hill novels Im always left wanting more. I would love to have had more of Hannah, Jack and Lindsey being together as a family. These epilogues are not enough for me. :) Abby Craden is a flawless narrator and I will continue to devour all of her performances!

Angsty and romantic

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-2020

Abby Craden can narrate any book and make it so enjoyable. Some parts of the story line fell flat for me. I really liked how the writer dealt with some of the darker themes of Kates history and how Mo helped her through that. I really like angst in romances and this had me intrigued for the most part. But at the end I felt somewhat frustrated with Kates reasoning behind not taking the initiative to get with Mo. When they finally did get together I felt like I didn't get enough of them actually being together as couple (both intimately and affectionally) so I grade the overall story as 4/5. Narration by Abby Craden is 5/5 as always.

A beautiful and believable story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-2020

I couldn't put this down. One of the best lesfics I've listened to since And playing the role of herself. There is amazing chemistry between the two characters and the love scenes are written so beautifully and naturally between the two. l loved the teenage background story. The narrator is one of my favorites and she did such a great job at conveying the angst and love between the two.

Decent easy going listen

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2020

The story was nice. I was looking for something to chill out to as I worked. I felt that the narrator's intonation to be frustrating at times. Especially during intimate moments between the couple where the voices could have changed a little to convey the emotion they were feeling. The relationship was somewhat believable but it felt rushed in the end. Loved the angst and the fact that both of them enjoyed nature and having pets.