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Ahmalee makes candles. She never thought she'd spark a flame with Cain - a complete stranger. 

A story of compassion that turns into passion. 

Ahmalee Hayes’ world is interrupted when a homeless man loiters around her shop - Ivy and Eden Candle Company. Just when the business owner thinks she’s run him away, he shows up at her door - not at the shop again - and this time, he’s at her house! Can she see through the flames to lend a helping hand to a complete stranger or is the interaction too risky for the small-town candle maker? When I Needed You is book one of a two-part story. It ends in a cliff-hanger.

©2020 Tina L. Martin (P)2021 Tina L. Martin

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  • Courtney
  • 12-03-2021

Wait a damn minute!!!

I was on edge because I didn’t want to see a love story of a woman falling for a homeless man. But let me tell you this story flipped my thinking and just the compassion a person can have someone to be better and help them through a struggle was beautiful. I’m pissed that at the end, this story leaves me on a cliffhanger and I’m NERVOUS BUT EXCITED FOR PART 2! Narration was really nice and this is my first time hearing this narrator.

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  • 💋 Serenepw
  • 11-04-2021

Knock me off my feet!

What the hell of a surprise. I didn't see it coming. Cain, my dear loving Cain, what in this word going to get you out of the mess you made. My sweet and loving Ahmalee has a heart of gold. But, once she finds out the truth that gold is going to melt, because of the heat that fire is going to bring. I would not have guess the story was headed in this direction. The author has one hell of an imagination. I'm not one to give out SPOILERS. Take my word you will enjoy Cain and Ahmalee's story. I totally recommend. Also, the narrator did a great job. ENJO

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  • KG
  • 04-04-2021

Interesting

This storyline was a very interesting dynamic for me....because it actually made me think how I would handle myself in and around similar situations...the less at the end of the story is indeed valuable...but, in 2021 would I allow a perfect stranger to stay in my house or on my property.....NO! However, this story does provide a very valuable lesson about the way we treat one another. I’m invested, I’m on to book 2.

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  • Annette Williams
  • 29-03-2021

A Little Too Unrealistic For Me!!!

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While I can appreciate the premise of the storyline for When I Needed You, it was a little too unrealistic for me. Ahmahlee is a gullible 29 year old who views the world through rose colored glasses. She allows the homeless man, who has been loitering around her candle shop, to move into a trailer on the property near her home. This is after he claims to have found her home address on mail she threw away in the dumpster. Dude just shows up to Ahmahlee's house asking for help and, wanting to follow in the footsteps of her mama, she gives him one. Cain does odd jobs around the house and anything else that needs to be done to earn his keep. Over time, an attraction sparks between them. Ahmahlee is able to look past Cain's current situation and see him for the good man that he truly is. Just when the attraction starts to heat up, Cain informs Ahmahlee that he's found a job and he's moving back to North Carolina. This is where Tina Martin hits us with a plot twist that had me scratching my head. Seriously?!!! I need to know why Cain! Just why?!!! Now, I have to download When You Needed Me to find out why the triple dip french toast Cain did what he did. When I Needed You was my first book by Tina Martin and while it was a decent enough read, I wasn't overly impressed with it. But, I'm impressed enough to read book two and the update date book so I can get closure on these characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2021

I enjoyed it

this book has a cliff hanger ending! Nice story cant wait to read the second book!

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  • TA
  • 24-03-2021

Excellent story

I loved this story from beginning to end. Narrator perfectly brought characters to vivid life. Tina has herself a masterpiece. My only regret is that the next book isn’t available. I can’t wait until it is released, hopefully sometime soon? Definitely one of me favorites!

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  • Kawannap
  • 13-02-2021

Good Story

Interesting story the ending left me wanting more. The narrator was pretty good she spoke a little fast at times. Overall I enjoyed it.

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  • Lover of Stories
  • 11-02-2021

Surprise Ending

I was so excited to listen to this story. I have read both parts but having the audio version enhances the story for me. I love a good love story and Tina Martin does not disappoint. I hope that part two will come to audible soon.

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