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Alison Swinbank

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Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-06-2020

A very sweet romance with a slight element of darkness, but the love of the MC for each other and within their families kept a smile on my face and joy in my heart. Thank you πŸ’

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An entertaining tale

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Reviewed: 29-05-2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the MC were charming (the prince especially) and adorkable. I was especially entertained by the inclusion of all the falls - clumsy and water! Ana Ashley really nailed the incessant drama of the press for people who are born royal and the challenges faced by those they fall for - royal or not, we all seek love and happiness and these guys find it πŸ˜πŸ’

Loved this tale of unfolding love

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Reviewed: 10-05-2020

The main characters in this beautifully told tale are adorkable. They are macho without been drongos, soft without being too soppy and loving in an enviable way. Thank you for sharing this dream of a story enunciated wonderfully by our narrator .

Learning to love

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Reviewed: 01-04-2020

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. I even listened twice before writing my review and got lost in the story of love unfolding through the telling both times. Even the strongest of characters, both in real life and in the best stories, seek acceptance from people whom logic tells us it will never happen. Learning to choose love over a driving need for acceptance was beautifully explored in this tale, with all the angst I’ve witnessed and experienced around choosing love. Thank you for a quality story and a quality narration. Love is not always straight forward, but it is worth the adventure of loving.

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Communication tends to clear the air

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-03-2020

Austin and Daniel are well drawn characters as is their lack of communication. Espen’s gifted storytelling puts to the lie that behaving like a 2-3 year old can solve things - only maybe when you are 2-3 years old. Loved this story - it was sharp and sweet, fast paced with beautifully tender slower movements, and yes the 2MC did learn to behave like adults to face their fears/angst/anger. The only downside fo this Aussie was the narration. It was good enough but I’ve heard other people read aloud and their voices make me smile. For me it was the storyline by the author that kept me there rooting (Aussie slang for cheering) for them to adult up!

Great story told with good dramatic effect

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Reviewed: 01-03-2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of developing relationships between protagonists of seemingly polar opposite lifestyles. Well developed characters, main and supporting, brought to life by a very skilled storyteller - thank you πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ’

Enjoyable romp? Hell yes!

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Reviewed: 20-02-2019

This was a thoroughly engaging romp through cultural differences and how to embrace love even with OCD! Not sure who my favourite character was - Hudson and Charlie are adorable, but Stevie and Grampa+Doc were delightful! Do yourself a favour, find the time to listen and enjoy πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

I want more!

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-02-2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this short story - great if speedy character development, which is of course expected from this super talented author.
And the narrator has a beautiful mellifluous voice that adds additional colour to this short tale.
But I want more - what happens next?!!!

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A beautiful tale of self acceptance

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Reviewed: 18-01-2019

I loved the way this story unfolded, that self-acceptance is the foundation of a strong love.