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  • By: Izzy Bayliss
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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The Girl I Was Before

By: Izzy Bayliss
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
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Publisher's Summary

When Lily McDermott walks in to find her husband of just three months in bed with a famous actress, life as she knows it is over. Lily thinks things can't get any worse when she sees photos of her husband and his new lover splashed across the glossy magazine pages, but when she loses her job, too, she is at her lowest ebb and turns to baking to soothe her soul. 

Wounded and broken, she has to try to pick herself up again with the help of her best friend, Frankie. With her encouragement, Lily decides to turn her hobby into a business and sets up Baked with Love. However, whatever Lily does, it seems disaster soon ensues....

When a handsome stranger comes to her rescue, Lily isn't quite ready to turn her back on her marriage. Can she risk opening her heart again, or is she destined to allow Marc to overshadow her life forever?

©2016 Izzy Bayliss (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Ugh

Someone get the author (and her sleeping editor) a thesaurus! There’s no excuse for using adjectives twice in one sentence. This happened repeatedly throughout the book.
If this nonsense could get not only published but recorded as an audiobook, I guess I have a shot, too. BRB, just off to write a trite and formulaic ‘love’ story with poorly drawn characters and every cliche ever invented.

Aoife McMahon is a great narrator.

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Fun Listen

East listening. A bit lighthearted romance although the main character was frustrating in her ability to make life so much more complicated than it needs to be. Good performance.

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Boring

The most boring book I have ever read. A story about a self absorbed woman. One of sad women who think they have to have a man in it to actually have a life. I wonder if it's a bit autobiographical

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Great story

A great story, the narrator was easy to listen to, can’t wait for more books from this author.

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Great story

This was such a great story and a lesson in how important it is to speak up and not let fear run and ruin your life. Excellent narration as well! Can’t wait to listen to the second book!

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Just a lovely book

A nice little read, just lovely and easy without being too intense. If I’m need of a light read this is perfect

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Good but…

I liked the story, but the main character is so hard to like as she is so weak, and it becomes so frustrating because it’s not believable.

I will read the next one though in the hope the character has consumed a cup of concrete and toughened up.

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Lovely story

Really enjoyed the story line. Can’t wait to start the next book. This book kept me interested throughout.

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So frustrated

Is anyone as naive as Lily in real life, I hope not !!
This girl wanted a good shake to make her get a life, this book made me cross.

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Great easy listening!

Great book with good performances all round but particularly from Aiofe! Could’ve strangled some characters which is evidence of being convincing and legitimate. I’m looking forward to listening to the next book in this series

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