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When it comes to matters of the heart, Nicole Landers has made some wrong choices. But now, Nicole, one of the top real estate agents in Chattanooga, thinks she's finally made the right one in Jamie Tate. Despite a serious Johnny Cash obsession and a tendency to shy away from long-term commitment, Jamie seems to be the perfect choice. Jamie is kind, loving, and especially nice to Nicole's elderly grandmother. Now all Nicole has to do is convince the attractive police detective that it's time to take things to the next level.

Jamie is crazy in love with Nicole and ready to move their relationship forward. Jamie decides it's finally time to sell her home and move in together - something that Nicole has been talking about doing for months. Knowing that Nicole believes her to be commitment-shy, Jamie thinks it might be fun to surprise her with the move. 

However, things take on an ironic twist when an old friend Jamie hasn't seen in years comes by to look at the house, setting into motion a series of events that leaves more than just Nicole and Jamie's relationship in jeopardy. 

©2015 Lila Bruce (P)2020 Lila Bruce

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 03-04-2021

Sweet and funny

This was a fun book. There were sweet moments, sad moments and funny moments. I really felt for Jamie-talk about a series of unfortunate events. 😁. I read this book a few years ago and am really happy that I also gave the audiobook a try.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-2020

Very enjoyable story, worth the listen.

The characters are well written and very likeable. I really enjoyed the story, just when I needed a funny story where " If it can go wrong it will and it does " And still have a heart felt ending this is the listen/read for you. It is well worth your time you won't regret it. Hope Newhouse does a great job, really liked listening to her.

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  • Sab
  • 31-08-2020

Loved this story

THe story is well written, loved the characters, there is a sense of humor that I like.
I can’ understand why the narrator was whispering the whole book I have the feeling that that is not her real voice...

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  • F Grove
  • 27-05-2020

Engaging!

I enjoyed listening to this story of interesting women who are stuck in a cycle of misunderstandings. Jamie, Nicole and their cohorts drew me into their story making me like them and hope for a happy ending to their story.
Hope Newhouse gives Jamie the perfect voice and has an engaging narrative style.

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  • Janice Best
  • 19-05-2020

great story and narration

In a way, I did want to get mad at one of the main characters as soon as the fatal flaw in her plan was revealed. Because *at that point*, she should have come clean to her partner about it. I mean, wouldn't it be *as* wonderful and *as* precious, if it was not presented as a fait accompli, given that it would mean her partner wouldn't be hurt any further? No! That is not how we humans work! And, so, we get to go along the comedic/dramatic journey with our MCs, to the end. Which was all the more sweet because of the previous hardship. I cannot rightly get mad at the author for the way people are! So, excellent story!

And the narration was really good, as well.

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  • Avril
  • 10-05-2020

Loved the story.

Great story good narration. My only complaint is that the narrator didn’t have a southern accent and the telling would have been better with it. Otherwise I enjoyed it.

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  • Carey Durden
  • 06-04-2020

Lovely Listen!

This was well written and narrated! Moving storyline. I've listened to many books by Lila and this one did not disappoint!

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  • realdog
  • 06-04-2020

great story, great narration

This poor detective just can't seem to get out of her own way. You just want to groan as she digs the hole she's in deeper and deeper. Yes, the plot twists are improbable, but you can't help but get sucked into the story and keep listening. I found it funny and romantic and a really good listen.

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  • Jude
  • 30-04-2020

Very enjoyable, really good narration

Hurt is a comedy of sorts, based on lack of communication between Jamie and her girlfriend Nicole. Jamie wants to surprise Nicole with a marriage proposal but goes about it all wrong, and keeps getting caught by her girlfriend in compromising positions.

This is not Lila Bruce’s best but it’s nice, and Hope Newhouse’s narration makes it very sweet (and brings my rating up from 3* when I first read this book to 4*). Both MCs are adorable and sexy, the secondary cast – Jamie’s colleagues, Nicole’s best friend, the neighbour… – adds fun and great lines. Jamie’s obsession with Johnny Cash is cringe-making in a hilarious way, and Nicole’s insecurities feel genuine.

Very enjoyable. And it deserves a better cover.

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  • Sarah
  • 23-04-2020

Sweet, well written, comedy of errors.

Well, it's not exactly a comedy, since it gets a bit anguished at times, but the anguish comes from a series of miscommunications and well intended errors of judgement that are a bit comedic... I did find myself shouting, "noooooo! Don't do that..." at one of the MCs at times.... Which shows how involved I was... Lol.

This is a well written short ish story, involving a happy, established couple, one a detective and one a Realtor, who have a great relationship, but are still new enough to make misjudgements of each other. I guess this is the story of mistakes and how to solve them... I kept thinking I wound get some sort of detective story thrown in too, in fact this book felt like the relationship part of a detective novel... (there isn't any detective story) but it works perfectly well without any crazed serial killer lurking in the undergrowth, or mob violence.
Indeed, no cops were shot in the shoulder during the whole book! 😊
I enjoyed this, the reader, Hope Newhouse was also great, and I would certainly listen to other books read by her. Abby Craden is awesome, but it's good to find another reader who puts the effort in.
I did get an Arc copy of this audiobook in return for a fair and honest review, which was nice, because it allowed me to discover a new to me writer and reader... Since I tend to listen to longer books as a rule.

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