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“Now, there was nothing holding me back. I kissed her deeply, passionately. Kissed her for every time I’d wanted to and couldn’t. For every time I’d stared at her with longing in my heart, wishing we could be where we were now.” 

It’s never too late. 

Loving a woman you can’t have isn’t easy. Ben Gaines knows this all too well. He endured the slow torture of watching Shannon Miles live a life with another man - a man who didn’t deserve her - but he doesn’t regret a minute of it. And he has his reasons. 

Now, she’s free. No longer shackled to a loveless marriage, bound to someone who was unfaithful and heartless. 

But Shannon thinks her time has passed; that she won’t get another chance at love, especially with Ben. The man who’s been there to see it all. Her mistakes. Her hurt. Her heartache. 

If only she knew. Ben loves her with everything he is, and he wants nothing more in life than to spend every moment with her. After all, he’s waited a long time for his chance. 

It’s time for their happily ever after. 

Author’s note: A sexy silver fox who’s waited half his life for the woman he loves. A peek into the past. And the happily ever after you’ve been waiting for. Finally. 

The Miles Family is best enjoyed in order.

©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2020 Claire Kingsley

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Amazing series

The only thing I didn’t like about the last book was that isn’t wasn’t long enough, I just wanted more, I didn’t want this series to end. Highly recommend. I will no doubt listen to it again.

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  • Book Bruin
  • 28-04-2020

Ben and Shannon at last!

Overall 4 stars Performance 5 stars Story 3.5-4 stars Finally Ben and Shannon's story! This little novella was the perfect way to close the Miles Family series. I have been waiting for these two to get their HEA from the start and John Lane and Donna Postel were fantastically cast. John Lane was especially wonderful and his deep gravelly voice was so perfect as steadfast and loyal Ben. This is my first time hearing Donna Postel, but I was very pleasantly surprised. There isn't a whole lot of angst or drama in this one and I was grateful for that. These two have waited long enough, so I was happy that things moved steadily (and quickly) along. The bonus epilogue from Grace's POV was the cherry on top and I loved getting the updates on all the Miles siblings. Cooper's cameos are always memorable (double LOL) and I was excited to meet the Bailey brothers, which is Claire Kingsley's upcoming new series. What a beautiful end to a wonderful series!

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  • Emily M
  • 14-04-2020

Bittersweet

I wanted it, but I didn’t want it. I knew going in that this was the last in the series, and I wasn’t ready for it to end. I think the way she wrote it in a novella format was a great decision. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect ending. I have a massive book hangover. I feel like I know the Miles family personally. Like maybe I live in Echo Creek and run into them at the coffee shop. That’s just the brilliance of Claire’s writing. I miss already, but I will revisit them from time to time. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I would definitely recommend this book. This was a re-read for me. The narrators were great choices. I see myself listening again.

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  • CzekMart
  • 30-03-2020

Perfect!

What a beautiful and poignant ending to the Miles family series. Each book in the series has become so much more and Claire Kingsley’s superb story telling culminated in this amazing second chance story, that was in making for over 25 years. Learning about Ben’s heartbreak brought me to tears; and seeing him finally finding his forever with Shannon, having support of ALL the children as he decided to make his move, and sealing the deal oh his very first date with Shannon was the absolute BEST! John Lane and Donna Postel were absolutely phenomenal, their performance brought the story alive in the best possible way!

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  • Jennaflower
  • 30-09-2020

Nice conclusion

I absolutely loved this entire series. My only complaints are that there aren’t more books in the series... I am gonna miss the Miles family! My other complaint is that this, the final one should have been longer giving Ben & Shannon more time. Overall a very good series to listen to.

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  • Bookish Stacy
  • 29-07-2020

The perfect ending!

This was absolutely the perfect ending to the Miles Family series. Ben and Shannon have tip-toed around each other throughout the previous books and we all knew where this was going but I was so glad to get this novella and get inside Ben's head. I read it previously in e-book and I have to say, John Lane was the perfect choice to voice Ben. I couldn't love this more!

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  • Dsimmons
  • 26-07-2020

Great

Love me some older ones finding their HEA and of course all the family being involved Love the narrators

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  • Luv2Read
  • 11-06-2020

This is is by far my favorite Claire Kingsley seri

I just don't want it to end. 😭😭😭 This is is by far my favorite Claire Kingsley series. It will be read at least once a year. This family has buried itself into my heart ❤️, and has become my extended family. My my my, Benjamin Gaines, is a sexy man who would be any woman's fantasy. He is charming, a man who has stood by Shannon, through the good times and bad. He was more of a father to her children, then their own father and had come to love them as his own. He has loved her, from a far, for so long, but now with her divorce final, he's not going to wait any longer. Shannon, is going to be his! Shannon, the matriarch of the family, has raised her family. She has three beautiful and upstanding men who have found the love of their lives. He daughter, Brynn, has married the man who has been apart of their family since he was five. Shannon, is now a grandmother, running her family's vineyard, Salishan, with her children. She feels like, she is very blessed. Benjamin, is her best friend, he does everything to make sure she is happy and safe. She also, feels like, with all she's been thorough, and with her age, that she is past her prime. Benjamin, sets a course to prove that theory wrong. He will stop at nothing to get her. Her children, now his children, are thrilled that he is finally syncing his clock with hers. This is a beautiful novella that ties together this family now and into the future. 💝 I'm going to love this family forever and look forward to the continuation of their half sister Grace. Donna Postel, captured Shannon's beauty. 😍 Her interpretation was perfect. John Lane, made Ben, come off the pages and really made him sexy. Great interpretation of what was really in his soul for the love of his life that he waited a lifetime for .

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  • Reading_Junkie28
  • 26-05-2020

Such a sweet novella

Ah yes!!! Ben and Shannon❤️ loves this shirt novella. Loved how Ben became to be such a staple in the Miles’ family’s lives. He was there for each and every one of them! The gifts he gave Shannon...be still my heart❤️❤️❤️ absolutely the sweetest thing EVER!!! John and Donna did a magnificent job!! Definitely had me in all my feels.

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  • Captivated Listener!!
  • 05-05-2020

Loveable Miles Family ❣❣

This has been a good series. Can't say great but was very enjoyable. I loved how the author ended the series with a possible new series and characters in the works. Leo and Cooper were my favorites of the Miles brothers. All the books were good and the narration was topnotch throughout the books. Some stories were more enjoyable than others but Leo and Ben you sexy devils you. OK I'm talking about a couple of my favorite male narrators...😉😉 I gave this book 5 stars because the ending wrapped up the brothers lives and their families and even their mother got her HEA...yes!! Overall for me, 4.5 for the series, 5 for the excellent narration. These were good listens.

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 11-04-2020

Gaining Miles

Narration: John Lane and Donna Postel did a fabulous job with this performance. I think this is the first narration I have heard form either or them, but very well done. Can't wait to find their other works. Story: I love that Ben finally gets his HEA. He was so patient and loving to the whole family and deserved to be part of this family more than almost anyone. One of my favorite things about this book/series is that it truly begins and ends with Shannon. He marriage ending starts the series, and the series ends with her finding true love after all the bad that she and the family have had to go through. This was such a great way to end the Miles Family. I cant wait till the Bailey brothers come out.

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