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They say going home is easy, and in all reality, it should be. Just not for me. 

The small, one-horse town that gave me my roots, that made my soul thrive, is also the place I never wanted to set foot in again. I left everything behind and never looked back. Until now. With the death of the man who raised me, I’m forced to return to Boone.

Old wounds resurface, and heartache and loss trump everything once more.

Seeing the man who shattered my world the night of our high school graduation almost brings me to my knees. Jessie, my once best friend and love of my life, ruined it all for me...for us.

I’m back in Boone...and my secret is about to rattle the tiny town.

©2018 Limitless Publishing (P)2019 Limitless Publishing

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This book is emotional, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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  • suesun
  • 28-05-2019

Sweet second chance

This is a sweet second chance romance. The story of Jules and Jessi, who are divided by grief and then five years later it’s another grief that brings them together. I really enjoyed this audible.
The narration was decent by Austin Wulp and Whitton Frank
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  • Nicki Holt - The Overflowing Bookcase
  • 25-05-2019

Simply Adorable

When life gives you a second chance you can either roll with it or walk away. In the case of Jules and Jessie, there is so much hurt to overcome that a future might be too much to hope for. With a beautiful story and great narrators this book should not be missed.

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  • DAA
  • 28-10-2021

Yesterday Is Gone

They were high school sweethearts. But an unplanned pregnancy and an ego of greatness collided. He went on to college to play football and became a star. She left to have his baby that he didn't want. Now they are both back. He came back broken. His career washed out. She is back to bury her grandfather. But she is not alone. He didn't know that she kept the baby. Now it seems that he has a lot of making up to do. Can they become the parents Whit needs? Can his past mistakes be forgiven or forgotten? The narration was very entertaining.

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  • 01-04-2021

Second Chance

This is the first book I've read/listened to by HJ Bellus. This was a second chance romance for Jessie and Jules. I enjoyed it for the most part. The storyline was good. Most of the characters I was invested in and look forward to seeing again. Unfortunately, Whit was a four year old who spoke much older than her age and was a brat. I love children, but didn't think she was cute at all. I did emotionally feel for the characters and that is why I gave it a four star. It was a perfect length for a road trip and enjoyed being able to listen to this all in one sitting!

The narrators, Austin Walp and Whitton Frank, started off stilted but improved over the first few chapters...or I got use to their performances. Either way, their voices are easy to listen to for long periods of time.

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  • P1965
  • 31-07-2020

Hard to review

I love second chance story. However, as much as I love the heroine, I wouldn’t take the hero back so easily. He chose his career over her and his newborn baby. He admitted this many times inShe came in as strong and smart but her actions were conflicting. Regardless of their child, he settled for the other woman? If he truly loved her, why took so long? There were excuses as to why, I still think she shouldn’t take him back so soon. I also think she should’ve moved on rather stuck with this guy. There were little character development. All in all, it was not a bad story and writing.

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  • Richard Nixon
  • 17-02-2020

Back to your roots.

This story gives you all the feels. When love gets away death may bring you back to your roots. Follow this family story and how a high school sweetheart turns into a family man just by his past love stepping foot back into their home town. Highly recommend the audiobook the narrator is great.

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  • Drifter
  • 05-11-2019

Excellent Second Chance Story!

HJ Bellus has written a captivating second chance story. It contains love, grief, loss, immature decisions, secrets, and a second chance to correct them. Immaturity causes both Jules and Jessie to make the wrong choices as teenagers. But later in life will they make better choices? This story is a rollercoaster of emotions. However, a wonderful little girl will be the there to guide them along. The narrators are perfect at portraying the emotions and desires of these characters. I asked to receive this Audible book and voluntarily wrote this unbiased review. I highly recommend this Audible book.
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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-10-2019

Loved this

I absolutely loved this book. Excellent storyline with great loveable characters. I adore Whitton’s little girl voice. So cute. Great narration from both narrators.
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  • Tiffany C
  • 09-10-2019

It's never too late!

I absolutely LOVED this story! I'm such a sucker for second chance romances, and this story surpassed others I've read in the past! The author completely drew me into the story and did not disappoint! 🎧 Audiobook Obsession 🎧

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  • Trisha C.
  • 17-09-2019

2nd chance for love


Jules left the small town when her heart was broken by Jesse , her high school sweetheart. They had big plans for their future. On graduation night she told him she was pregnant. He told her to take care of it. Instead, she decided to leave town and never see him again. Jesse's football dreams didn't go as planned, he returned home to the small town he grew up in. 5 years later, Jules came home, with their daughter, for the funeral of her beloved Papa Jack. Living in the small town she knew what was in store. The gossip mill would be running amock. Jesse realized what he lost that day when he saw Jules again. He never stopped loving her. Now he had to figure out how to win her back.
This is a story of second chance love, With many ups and downs emotionally. Building trust, believing that she could give her heart to him again.
I loved this story , Nanny Jane is a hoot, and Little Whit a very fun loving little girl and brings smiles and sunshine .
Austin Wulp and Whitten Frank narration is so good. I enjoyed listening to the story. each narrator captured the essence of every character in the book. especially Little Whit! 🎧#audiobookobsessionreview

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 27-09-2019

Yesterday is Gone

The perfect second chance book! This book deals with such realistic situations that will tug at your heart. There is so much strength for such a young age and regret that tears you apart. Then there is a love so strong that will put you back together. Fantastic listen all the way around.

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  • ronigirl
  • 08-09-2019

A Tender Love Story 💘

"Yesterday Is Gone" was a very Tender Love Story. I loved it from the very start of it, to the very emotional end. It was definitely properly titled and the author; H. J. Bellus's did a wonderful job allowing the story to unfold.
The characters seem to come to life with every word, with every emotion, with every action. There was one chapter of the book, that I became so emotional, that I even found myself with tears rolling down my face and I had goosebumps from the raw feelings that I had inside.

I definitely would recommend this book. There may be tears but there's definitely an HEA to go with it. The narrator's Austin Wulp and Whitton Frank did a wonderful job with all the background characters, they should be proud of their mastered work.

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  • Tasha Barefield
  • 06-08-2019

Funny and sweet second chance romance

HJ Bellus does it again with a truly lovely and sweet second chance romance between Jesse and Jules. This was a fairly short listen but HJ Bellus seems to fit in an awful lot of story and as usual her characters are fully rounded and instantly likeable. I loved all the side characters in this one as well and in particular little Whit was adorable with great dialogue for a child character! I liked the narration overall but felt the male narration was a bit formal and robotic in places. The more I read of HJ Bellus’s work the more I find I love everything she’s written! Absolutely worth a listen to if you like a short, sweet young lovers second time around story. #AudiobookObsession

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  • 05-08-2019

Small Town second chance romance

I really enjoyed this story. I felt that the book was well written and the narrators did a good job as well. I felt like I could connect to these characters and what they were going through. I'm from a small town and the author hit it just right with the small town vibes. Really enjoyed book one and will hopefully get to listen to book 2 soon.
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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 15-07-2019

2nd chances are worth it.

A great story story of rekindling your first love.
Jessie and Jules were HS Sweethearts. They had all these plans until a pregnancy. Jessie basically was a jerk about it and left for College. Jules kept the baby and moved to Cali. Jules returned after 5 years due to her dad's death.
Jessie finds out he has a daughter after 5 years. The story takes us on a journey of love, forgiveness and healing.
The narrators were both new to me. I thought they did a great job.
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  • Cindy
  • 13-07-2019

Yesterday is Gone

I loved this second chance love story. I enjoyed the dual point of view. Jules and Jessie were great but the real star of this book was 5 year old Whit. There was angst as well as sweet, funny and sad moments. It's well worth a listen especially if you love stories with kids in it.

Austin & Whitton did a great job narrating this story and bringing these characters to life.

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  • Ginger
  • 08-07-2019

Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession

Second chance romance. A little drama, sadness, pettiness, but a lot of fun with a small town flair.
Narration by Whitton Frank was well done, narration by Austin Wulp was stuffy, I’m sure he would be excellent in a different story just not this one.

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  • Terri D
  • 24-06-2019

Young Love

Jessie and Jules were high school sweethearts. They had plans for their futures and it was off to college then their forever. When life threw a wrench into their plans Jessie crushed Jules so she did the only thing she could and left town. Years later they are brought back together and what they had before still simmers there.

Austin Wulp and Whitton Frank did a great job narrating this emotional story. They brought their A game and made me feel. I loved listening to them both.

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I received a code to listen and review and give my honest opinion. I really enjoyed this audio. The story is heartbreaking and heartwarming. We get to watch both Jessie and Jules heal from past hurts. I recommend this audio.

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 20-06-2019

Yesterday is Gone

This was such a great read/listen. I am a sucker for small town romances and even more so for HJ Bellus books. As always a solid and a bit emotional storyline leading to a wonderful HEA . The performance by Austin Wulp and Whitton Frank was very well done and helped the story along that much more.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-06-2019

Fantastic

I absolutely loved this book. Excellent storyline with great loveable characters. I adore Whitton’s little girl voice. So cute. Great narration from both narrators.

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