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For over 20 years, she secretly loved her brother's best friend, but now, the secret is out.

Hadley Hayes has been in love with her brother's best friend for as long as she can remember. Now, at 31, she's determined to make Sam see her as more than just the little girl who used to follow him around the family farm. Aware of his fear of commitment, she's ready to show him that "happily ever after" isn't just meant for the fairy tales.

Sam Bennett, Red Maple Falls fire chief and notorious bachelor, swore he'd never make a pass at any of his best friend's sisters, but when Hadley confesses her feelings, he can no longer deny their chemistry. Trying to hold on to a promise he made when he was only 15 becomes increasingly hard as their relationship intensifies.

When a tragic turn of events sends Sam spiraling, it reminds him that he's not the hero who everyone sees - he's the kid from the wrong side of the tracks who never really belonged.

Determined to prove Sam's worth, Hadley refuses to give up on him, but will her love be enough to pull him from the ashes, or will their happily ever after go down in flames?

©2017 Theresa Paolo (P)2019 Theresa Paolo

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  • Trisha C.
  • 02-09-2020

brother's best friend

Sam's father left when he was young, which left him with feelings, he wasn't good enough for anyone. So no attachments, only one night stands,
no-one gets hurt. Hadley has always loved Sam , they were childhood friends, they did everything together until the day she told him she loved him. Sam had demons that he was battling inside. How could anyone love him? He would never be good enough for anyone. He became withdrawn, and ignores her. She isn't going to give up on him easily. Can she convince him, she's the one woman that he needs? i enjoyed this second chance romance.
Krista Nicely portrayed the characters with love and emotion. I enjoyed listening to this story.
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  • NovelMomma
  • 25-08-2020

Another Fun Addition to this Series!

I have really enjoyed this series. I had been looking forward to Hadley's story, and it didn't disappoint. With a life long forbidden love, a hot firefighter, and a hero that needs someone to bring him back to living the life he once thrived in, it definitely has a lot to keep you reading. Once I started reading, I was hooked and needed to see where this story was going to take me.

I definitely recommend reading this series in order. I loved seeing the characters from book to book and getting little updates on their lives.

Like the rest of this series, this book is narrated in a more story telling style rather than a performance where the narrator "becomes" the characters, but I still enjoyed listening. If you are looking for a small town series with lots of connecting characters, this might be the one for you.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 15-07-2020

Sweet and Emotional

Title: Hung Up on Hadley
Author: Theresa Paolo
Format: Audio
Narrator: Krista Nicely
Genre: Romance, contemporary, small town, firefighter, brothers best friend/best friend’s sister
Standalone: yes
Part of a Series: book 4 in the Red Maple Falls series
POV: Sam and Hadley
Steam Level: warm
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Hung Up on Hadley was the most emotional book that I’ve read so far in this series. Both sweet and frustrating, Hadley and San have to jump through many hoops to find their HEA, both internal and external I also liked how this story felt a little more complete than previous books in this series.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 28-05-2020

Oh Sam!!

I think this is my favorite book so far. We have to people who grew up together. Hadley always knew Sam was her one. It took Sam a bit to realize what is in front of him. They were each others plus 1 at gatherings. See Sam is best friends with her brother Matt. Who told Sam his sisters were off limits. They kept their love hidden for a couple of months, until Matt found out. Then a fire happens. It shakes Sam to the core. He feels like he doesn't deserve her. With some words with Matt, Sam realizes what he had all along. I love this series.

The narraror Krista is amazing.She seems to get better and better with each story.
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  • Jennifer K.
  • 02-04-2020

Hung Up on Hadley

Hadley and Sam have been lusting after each other for years. Tragedy brings them a chance to over their own insecurities.

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  • Jennifer Seaman
  • 28-03-2020

Loving this series!

I have been really enjoying this series so much!

Sam and Hadley have been circling around each other for years. She's always had a crush on him but he's always viewed her as off-limits. What will happen when Hadley finally confesses her love for him?

The first chapter of this book seriously grabbed me right away. I absolutely needed to know how that scene ended immediately. Of course, I had to wait until practically the end of the book to find out! I enjoyed reading about both Hadley and Sam. I loved both of them. Hadley rescues dogs and Sam is the fire chief. They are a match made in heaven. I will say that I got a little frustrated with both of them with their back and forth. I just wanted them to be together. Overall, this book was really enjoyable though!

Krista Nicely did a great job on the narration. Again, I found that some of the narration had some awkward pauses, but overall enjoyable!

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 22-03-2020

my favorite

Although I have not yet read 1 and 2, I find that this one may have been my favorite. The author and narrator match really well, and the teamwork really pays off. The story and character were nice to get to know. IT was a good book.



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  • Shayay19
  • 18-03-2020

Sexy, sweet read

Narrator does a good job. Not a perfect fit for the characters, but she fits the tone of the story.

I really enjoy the feel of this series; Red Maple Falls is a nice place to read about. Hadley and Sam have a really great connection; some majorly hot passion! Hadley was awesome, but I wasn’t a fan of her always having to be the one to put herself out there for Ben. I wasn’t a fan of Ben sleeping with most of the ladies in town and now working his way through the ones on the edge of town, but I was hoping he’d redeem himself. Unfortunately, I felt he was a baby most of the time and didn’t treat Hadley well. He doesn’t think he’s good enough for her, so he acts like a jerk at times. She’s been in love with him for years; since she was like 7 or something, and has watched him sleep around. It’s so sad! I really felt for Hadley, but girl should’ve spoken up way sooner. She deserved way better. I’m going to look past my dislike of Sam, and go with a 4 rating. The story is entertaining and the Hayes family dynamic is lots of fun! Next up is Daisy’s book, which I’m already not a fan of her so I hope she isn’t as selfish as she seems in the rest of the series. Still looking forward to reading it though! This is a fun series.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 16-03-2020

Friends to lovers!

When you are in love with your brothers best friend, should you tell him? Hadley had bern friends with Dan forever and loved him just as long. Sam sees her as a sister, but Hadley thinks it’s time to let him know how she feels. Now what will happen? He can either return her love or push her away? Will it be worth the risk? And what will her brother Matt think? This friends to lovers story has all the things I love in a book. It has family dynamics, sneaking around and passion in high doses! It’s fun and flirty, frustrating and exhilarating. Hadley is someone I can easily relate to. She knows who she loves and isn’t afraid to let him know. Sam is tough, as he needs some self confidence boosting, but well worth the work! And all the family appearances and getting see how all their relationships have progressed is just a bonus! I love this series! Are we going to get to meet Daisy next?

Krista Nicely keeps bringing this town to life. From Matt and Shea to Hadley and Sam she gives us consistency in voices and that home town feeling. She is this family and keeps it entertaining!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-03-2020

Book 5 in series - My favorite so far

Each book keeps getting better and better. This one is definitely my favorite. Not only to I love brother's best friend romances, I love family and romance as a combination. I've become so invested in each of the characters lives. This would still be a great standalone, but so worth hearing the whole series.

Krista Nicely is an excellent narrator. She really brings these books to life.

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