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Publisher's Summary

A piece of paper destroyed me.

It was one day...one moment...one letter.

One lie.

That's all it took to change the course of my life.

Now he's back. And he thinks I'm the one who broke him.

Someone is lying.

And it's not me. But it's not him either.

We need to learn to trust again.

Sometimes, however, I think trust should be considered a four-letter word.

Get this sexy romance now.

Due to adult language and sexual situations, this book is intended for mature audiences.

Note to listeners: This book is a stand-alone novel. It is the first book in a series that follows three sisters. Most enjoyable listening order: Purple Orchids, White Lilies, Black Roses

©2015 Samantha Christy (P)2017 Samantha Christy

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yep Samantha is good

I read the 4th novel (stone brothers book 1) first then decided to start at the beginning. I was really excited to see that book 4 is as good if not better than book 1. the plot and the emotions are still palpable.
I revised book 4 as a bit syrupy sweet at the end but after reading this one I see that it appears to be the authors M.O. I know there are always HEA'S in most romance books, even the dark ones but on accepting this I enjoy how the author writes hers.
skylars story (book 2 ) sounds heartwrencing and I'm sure it will be now that I know how the author writes.

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  • 4The❤️OfBooks
  • 19-01-2018

WONDERFUL SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE!

This is a great second chance romance book. Gavin and Baylor were so great together. Gavin starts out as a player and turns into one of the most romantic guys that you would want as a husband. This book has hot sex scenes, misunderstanding, really sweet romance and heartbreak. The ending had me ready to throw my kindle. I couldn't believe what I thought was about to happen.

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  • Nala Rae
  • 20-09-2017

Wow...Just Wow!!!

This is the first Samantha Christy book I have listened to and it held me captive from the very 1st chapter. My emotions were on a roller coaster ride. So get ready future readers. I can't wait to listen to the next book in this series. *proud owner of over 300 audible books*

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  • Katie O'Brien
  • 19-08-2018

Sappy but ok

I have never been a person who enjoys the drama of two people who do not communicate well enough to keep their relationship together. So this story for me falls a little short. However, if u are a person that finds this type of story appealing then it’s definitely for u. The story is sweet and light. At least at the times that the communication drama isn’t going on. It’s a good story. Just not my cup of tea.
I thought that the readers did a pretty good job acting out the characters. The female’s depiction of the male’s accent was a little annoying as well as the sons speech problem. Other than that they did a good job.

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  • Shay
  • 07-04-2018

Would've been 5 stars if not for . . .

1. The female narrator sounded so nasal and whiny that I actually went to Amazon and downloaded the Kindle version so I could read instead of listen to her part. (The male narrator was great!) And . . .
2. I don't know whether it was the female narrator (before I broke down and got the Kindle version) or the story itself, but the story started to feel like it was dragging and I kept wishing it would be over already. As soon as I got to Part 3 the story picked back up, so maybe it was the female narrator? Idk.

Overall I enjoyed the story and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Hopelessly seeking Happily Ever Afters
  • 16-12-2020

Gavin McBride & Baylor Mitchell

*******Review contains SPOILERS********

Audible review. Dual POV. Book 1 of the Mitchell Sisters trilogy. I really enjoyed Gary Furlong's narration but Lauren Sweet's TX accent missed the mark. This second chance romance is amazing and will definitely hit you in the feels. This story plays out in 3 parts: college, current and after a car accident. There is an epilogue and if you continue to read Samantha Christy's work her characters guest star in multiple books. Trigger warnings: college romance/first love & loss of virginity; a manipulative/deceptive best friend; unknown pregnancy/child; stalker; death of a best friend; a suicide; a coma.

Gavin Maddox McBride (20, 28 years old) & Karen grew up together and both of their fathers want them to be together, unfortunately Gavin sees Karen as a sister not a love interest. While at college, Gavin bumps into Baylor and he seems to know she's the one and diligently pursues her. Baylor Christine Mitchell (18, 26 years old; aka Bay/Darlin') is a freshman in college pursuing a degree in journalism, & dating a close family friend. Baylor allows Gavin to be her friend, she eventually breaks up with her boyfriend to date Gavin and falls for him. After Gavin & Baylor spend their entire Spring semester together, Karen breaks Gavin & Baylor up with a very detailed and deceptive plan that leads them both on very different paths.

8 years later, Gavin is married to Karen and while away on business at his hotel finds a flyer with Baylor's picture on it. Gavin & Baylor bump into each other, Gavin flips out because he believes she left him, and has to be escorted to his hotel room. The next day Gavin goes for a swim and his world is rocked when he meets his 7 year old son, Maddox Mitchell (aka Max/MadMax/Buddy/Partner). One of Gavin's employees and Karen's best friend reveals Karen's lies from college. Gavin is understandably livid but realizes he's got a lot of work to do to get Baylor and his son back.

This story does have a HEA but as with all love stories there are tragedies along the way. Enjoy. JP

1st listen 12-14-20
2nd listen 09-21-21
3rd listen 10-31-21

Gavin & Baylor have their 2nd child in 'White Lilies', Jordan Christine McBride.

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  • Lisa
  • 18-12-2017

Narrator ruined second half of the book for me

Why would you use Such a great male narrator then switch to a female narrator so VERY wrong for this role??? I have never written a negative review, and I’m sure she is great for other books, but not this one. I’m so bummed cause I was really loving this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-09-2017

Love this Series

I love Samantha Christy's books and was so excited to finally see one on audible. I am hoping the remaining series will be available on audiobook soon!

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 05-10-2017

Amazing Book

I absolutely loved this book so much so that I started and finished in the same day. Because of listen to so many books it's hard to say which is my favorite but this is definitely in my top 10. When I finished listening to Part 1 I was unsure how I'd manage to get through Part 2 I managed to get through it and then came Part 3. This is the best second chance book I have ever read. If there was an option of more the 5 stars it would get them. Great book and great narration!

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  • Stephanie
  • 21-09-2017

What are you waiting for??

Omg!! I can not say enough good things about this book. Absolutely one of my favorite books of 2017! I can not wait to read the next in the series! And I could not have asked for better narrators- they really did an amazing job!

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  • Pauline
  • 13-09-2017

Wow !!!!

What made the experience of listening to Purple Orchids the most enjoyable?

The story grips you from page one.

What did you like best about this story?

The second chance romance, heartbreak and love through out the book.

Have you listened to any of Lauren Sweet and Gary Furlong ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I will!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Be ready to cry, swoon and fall in love.

Any additional comments?

Love Samantha Christys work a story that stays with you for quite some time❤️

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  • Sandra De Gouveia (Alexandra Alston)
  • 19-09-2017

Excellence

I loved the story line. I loved it so much I was actually awarded 2 marathon badges. Couldn't stop listening to this story. I loved how much Gavin embrassed Bay... his love for her was never ending, no matter the trials and tribulations, he never stopped loving her and the ending is what made it all worthwhile. There were loads of tears... laughter... shock...anger deceipt...and endless support and love.

Bay's innocence and strength was so captivating and even though she had to endure heartache and the loss of her 1 true love, she prevailed and surprised us all only to be finally rewarded with what she always wanted and deserved.

This was my first Audio and although I find reading a book more personal, I enjoyed this audio version of Purple Orchids. The only reason why I enjoy reading a book more is because I can somehow express the words differently. Samantha Chirsty has once again delivered and as usual this was a pleasure to listen too. Samantha you were truly gifted with your way of words. I am happy that you decided to have the POV of both characters. I loved that I could hear what was in each characters thoughts and how they interacted. Thank you for a great book. Can't wait for your new release.

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  • Roxy
  • 04-06-2021

Struggled to finish..

If endless repetitive descriptions of sexual encounters are what you like to read this is the book for you. I persevered thinking this book would improve.. But after 17 chapters focussed mainly on genitalia and erections and very little story line i was bored stupid.
i liked the narrators voice.. Generally the actual narration was very good. But very litlle story line.

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  • Abbie
  • 10-10-2017

Great story

This is my favourite of the Mitchell sisters book I love the story between Baylor and Gavin.

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  • Pollypc
  • 10-10-2017

The southern drawl will have your heart stallin'!

A memorable story with a few twists and turns. The narrators do a standup job!

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  • carol g
  • 05-10-2017

The story came alive

I have read this book a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Listening to it though was a whole new experience it cane alive. It was exciting. I can’t wait to listen to White Lillies.

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  • Ka_kirman
  • 04-10-2017

Just gets better and better

I loved this experience of listening to a book that I love, it was done really well .I enjoyed the narrator's and felt the female narrator really brought the characters to life with the changes in her voice for diffrent characters .well worth listening to, can't wait to listen to the rest .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-2021

LOVE IT!!

I cried when I thought she died 😭 I had to hold my son cause I felt every emotion, this book is just amazing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-12-2020

loved the book

the audio didn't disappoint, I enjoyed everything,
the narrator suited the characters well,and like the book I couldnt stop till it finished

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  • Zoeb
  • 19-05-2020

A series to fall in love with.

The first book in the series, this is where my love for Samantha’s books began.

Baylor and Gavins story is a heartbreaking one.

This is a wonderful second chance romance. With so many twists and turns, loved it.

fantastic trilogy, a must listen followed by the stone Brothers. Make sure you listen order so’s not to get spoilers.

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  • Amy marshall
  • 22-11-2019

Purple Orchids

Listen to Audible has allowed me to enjoy books again. Being dyslexic I struggle to read and enjoy books, as it’s takes a lot to process. Listening to this was amazing! I can’t wait to start the next one. Really really impressed 😊

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