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Everything I thought he wanted was a lie....

I kept loving Holden Montgomery, even after he walked away, shattering my heart into a million pieces. 

Now after four years, he's back on my doorstep…pleading for forgiveness and my hand in marriage. 

He asked for time and I vowed to try, but now he was half a world away, deployed with the Marines.   

Tragedy strikes, causing Holden to return to me half the man he was before. Now I'll have to decide if it's worth risking my heart for a second time, or if our chance at happiness has passed.

©2019 Harlow Layne (P)2019 Harlow Layne

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  • Bette
  • 26-08-2019

Prue💘Holden! Fantastic Story & Listen🎧 Heartfelt!

I loved everything about this book from Harlow Layne’s writing style to the storylines and characters she created. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and held it to the end. This book is the 3rd book in the “Fairlane” series but my first and I thoroughly enjoyed it as a stand alone. I adored the characters in this book, especially the two leads, Prue and Holden. They were a couple in love who had plans for the future, setting off to college together. But those plans never happened, Holden disappeared with no explanation. Fast Forward four years, Prue just lost her father and Holden shows up to offer his condolences. He wants to explain what why he had to leave but she does not want to hear it, does not think she can get past her broken heart. He does not give up and she hears him out, she also tells him how her life did not go as planned either. I loved how their story played out, how he came up with a solution that wold work for her knowing it would work for him as well. While he did not handle things back then well I liked the choices he made at the time instead of the alternative, he thought he was doing the right thing and sacrificed his own happiness doing so. But he is back to undo the wrong he did and hopefully make things right for and with Prue. I loved that they go a second chance, I also loved that Prue stuck it out for him when he tried pushing her away. This is a wonderfully moving story, it is emotionally charged at times and there is plenty of drama, angst, some twists all leading to a great second chance romance. Harlow Layne, thank you for this great story and the emotional rollercoaster ride. I listened to the Audible edition, Lia Holland is a terrific narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. She does a great job projecting the emotions of the characters and the drama of the story into her performance. Lia Holland is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧 Thank you 🎧@AudiobookObsession #AudiobookObsession #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Chasity J Williams
  • 17-08-2019

Good read

Pru and Holden were high school sweethearts until Holden suddenly disappeared. Years have passed and Holden is back home and about to be deployed, but his love for Pru is still the same. Can Pru forgive Holden?  Will they get a second chance at love?

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 19-08-2020

This was so good I hated for it to end!!

I absolute loved Holden and Prue! This story was extremely emotional and I had to talk back to Holden a few times... to set him straight... but I had a hard time stopping for any reason while I was listening! This story ripped my heart out at the beginning! But slowly repaired it during the rest of the book. Harlow Layne has such a way of telling these tales that it keeps you wanting more. Lia Holland did wonderfully with the narration. Her character delineation was good and her voice is very pleasant!!

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  • Amanda C
  • 20-04-2020

Second Chance

Oh my goodness, this was so good. I loved the storyline and the characters. Holden made some bad choices before but I loved how he grew from them. Him and Pru were so good together, I couldn’t have pictured them with anyone else. This was an emotional read with some drama and twists. Lia Holland’s narration was great. She was clear and it was easy to distinguish the characters. I enjoyed her performance #AudiobookObsession

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 11-03-2020

A second and third chance romance

This is truly a stand alone, as this is the first in the series that I have read, and I did not feel like I missed anything, Prue and Holden were high school sweethearts, torn apart. Holden returns to right his wrong and once again, they are separated. Their love must withstand two separations and a tragedy. Harlow Layne truly test their love every chance she gets. This was a heartwarming story about two people who are truly soulmates and will do anything to be with the other. This book is filled with all the feels and will take you on an intense emotional rollercoaster ride. I loved everything about this story and I could not stop listening. Lia Holland is amazing. I enjoy her narration and this story is just as wonderful. She has an easy to listen to voice and a great narrating speed. Lia easily keeps the characters distinct and easy to follow. Lia brought this story to life through her narration. She was able to bring out the tough struggles and emotions that the characters had to face. I look forward to hearing more from her.

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  • Dana Zamora
  • 07-02-2020

Lost love

This was my first audible book with great thank you to Harlow Layne gift, I'm looking forward to more of the fairlain series, broken hearts mended to find the lost love, your high school love, to get your happily ever after, such a heartfelt story, thank you Harlow, Dana

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 28-01-2020

Maturity Now To Have Second Chance

Holden and Prue a young teen love, this story deals into how that love was tested, and the maturity for them to have second chance.They were willing, and with letters found a way to begin again. A good audio narration Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 22-11-2019

Great story

This is a very nice second-chance romance. I listened on audible. Lia is a new narrator for me, but I enjoyed her performance and would listen to other stories narrated by her. In the first few chapters I wasn't sure what possible explanation could justify forgiveness, but I was eventually won over and enjoyed the story. The tragedy experienced brings to light the very real, very complex, and potentially devastating impact of PTSD. This story is on the shorter side, but I didn't feel like part of the story was missing. Harlow Layne is a new Author to me, but I would read more of her work and enjoyed this story!

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  • MissBliss
  • 02-11-2019

Full Circle

WOW what can I say Hunter and Pru’s story runs full circle. From high school sweethearts, that an ultimatum that ended with heartbreak upon highschool graduation (two hearts that always knew there love was the forever kind - bring upon a tragedy - being required at a funeral to their stories fully beginning, I loved how it showed the progression of their love story from a hot war zone and The shores of Fairfield in the USA — The spoils of war and the determined strength that shows love without limits — As Hunter is injured in a war zone thus starts the progression where Pru fights for their relationship to thrive in place of Hunter pushing her away as he deals with his demons. The narration was good at times it would have been awesome hearing a male voice portray Hunter, Lu’c and Jax lol but the narrator did extremely well It was a beautiful story with the underlying tone of Love and commitment teamed with open communication between partners makes for the longevity these two know each other so well that they push through and defy the odds Beautiful and telling ♥️

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 18-10-2019

Beautiful story

I started the book thinking there was no way I would forgive Holden. It’s to the author’s credit to have a relatively credible reason for abandonment and then the rest of the book had Holden being such a sweet, wonderful, loving man that I ended up really loving him. Prue too, was a strong female character who deserved everything Holden was giving her. The ending was beautiful and I really am happy I got to hear this story. Lia Holland’s did a good job. I think the biggest issue I had was that she tried for an accent for Luke, a supportive character, and I don't think it was necessary and wasn't my favorite. Also, I think it would have been best to have a male narrator too because of dual POV. But overall, I enjoyed listening to her narration. 🎧AudiobookObsession, AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Nina B.
  • 29-12-2020

Love this emotional roller coaster

Awesome story and an emotional roller coaster. I wanted to throat punch Holden, then I was rooting for him, then I wanted to throat punch him, etc... It was a wild ride but I loved it. The characters and friendships are great. The narration was great. I definitely recommend this book. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • angeljoy
  • 03-11-2019

unsteady

Second chances don't always happen. Will she be able to forgive him for what he did? Can Holden win her back? Good read and very emotional. Grab some Kleenexes.

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  • Rotella Reads
  • 18-10-2019

Goodness this read was so emotional and taxing!

So much happened in this relatively short story. I felt like my heart couldn’t take any more if it were longer. Holden and Prue’s second chance romance story was tragedy and heartbreaking, but also fulfilling and joyous. I truly adored both main characters. They both brought something so special to the story and held their own through their individual chapters. Holden broke my heart. What a weight he had carried for years on his shoulders. And due to tragedy, was forced to shoulder even more. Prue wore her heart on her sleeve. She dove in head first with Holden and never looked back. I loved how forgiving and understanding she was, even when her heart was pushed to its limits. The supporting characters in this book were incredible! I absolutely loved the friendship that Prue had found in Alex. The support they provided for each other through the good times and the tough ones was so sweet. I loved Alex and Luke’s relationship and how it provided such a positive example for Prue and Holden to aspire to. Such an incredible ending for this duo. I absolutely loved how the author wrapped up the story!!!!!

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 13-10-2019

Prue and Holden’s story

Harlow Layne’s writing is superb. She crafts these amazing characters in her world. Lia Holland adds another dimension to this story. The narration is perfect and really brings life to this story. This story is pretty emotional and has its ups and downs. All in all, it was a great listen. I look forward to more from the author and narrator. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 17-09-2019

Unsteady in Love

This was the first narration i've heard from Lia Holland, but she does an amazing job, the emotions pours out of her and you feel everything so much more. I love Harlow Layne books, and this was one of her best. It is raw and heartbreaking, Everything that Holden and Prue (especially Prue) go through to make it. Can't say how much I loved this book and performance. #AudiobookObsession 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 12-09-2019

Absolutely fantastic

This book is brilliant! I loved the characters and the chemistry between them. It’s a heart wrenching story with lots of ups and downs. Lia really gives herself to the performance. Highly recommend.

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  • ronigirl
  • 08-09-2019

Raw Emotion

"Unsteady In Love: Holden and Prue," was a love story waiting to be told and it was very beautifully in this book. The arthur; Harlow Layne, words seems so real to me, like raw emotions. I felt like I was living the words that I was hearing. Harlow writing is 5 Stars for sure. Poor Prue had enough traumatic events happen in her life in such a short period of time and now with Holden wanting her forgiveness, it's just to much. Holden was assistant on being there and winning Prue's love back. And, with there being the trials and tribulations, and a surprise question; that she definitely didn't expect, changed everything for both of them. With Holden's confession of still loving her, Prue knew deep inside she never stopped loving him. I think anyone who loves a great love story, this is definitely one you want to listen to. Maybe even twice as I did. The narrator Lia Holland was AWESOME definitely worth 5 Stars by herself. #AudiobookObsessionReview Team🎧

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  • Sara
  • 01-09-2019

Great mix of some fabulous genres!

Let me just tell you that I have been noticing Harlow Layne’s books lately. I think it’s her covers and the titles, or perhaps it’s both. Really I don’t know but when I downloaded this book, I realize it was the same author I’ve been eyeing on Facebook. The look of this cover is gorgeous. I love the colors, the look on the people’s face on the cover. Well, I was excited to dive into Unsteady in Love. It turned out it was a great second chance story with a bit of friends to lovers plus some military sprinkled in. Really, I have no resistance against them! Unsteady in Love was narrated by Lia Holland. I feel like she did a great job. It’s the first time I’ve listened to her narration. I like it a lot. She brings a lot of feelings and heart to her voice and the emotions in her voice are very strong, vivid almost. I’d happily listen to more audiobooks with her narrating. #AudiobookObessession

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  • PATRICIA
  • 21-08-2019

A little of everything I love!

Harlow Layne gives an emotional story to Prue and Holden, one that has a little of everything I love in it. They are high school sweethearts, torn apart. Holden unexpectedly picks up and leaves without a trace, breaking Prue's heart. Now years later, he has returned, and is about to be deployed. With a suggestion that is out of the blue, these two are once again bound together. And when tragedy strikes, will their lives and love be able to take it? Layne gives us history, friends to lovers, second chances and an incredible military romance all wrapped up into this beautiful love story. Parts are written through letters and emails, only accentuating the lives of a soldier and how relationships deal with their distance. It's wonderfully written and easy to get lost in. This is my first Lia Holland narration, and I loved her voice. She is a perfect fit for this story. She delves into the personalities of all the characters, each has their own voice and it flows with ease. I enjoyed her performance.

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