Layla and Max grew up together, telling secrets, playing games, and sharing everything. As adults, however, they have drifted apart, and when Max shows up at Layla's house in the middle of the night, it has been more than a year since she has seen him. His eyes seem to say that he is the same best friend who she camped out with in the backyard with and experimented with for her first kiss. His body, however, seems to suggest differently. Layla is conflicted as to whether she should go on the offered road trip he has suggested.
Max always saw Layla as the girl next door. She was his first crush and his first kiss, but it ended there. No matter what, though, she has always been the first person he thinks of when he is upset, and when his girlfriend breaks his heart, he heads straight for Layla. In just one year she has changed into a stunning woman who stirs desires in him that Max struggles to hide. Hoping a road trip, like when they were young, will reconnect their friendship and get him over his girlfriend, he convinces Layla to go along with him. Once they get out on the road, however, his attention turns away from childhood games and into much more adult pursuits.
Can sex between best friends turn their connection into lasting passion, or will they lose their friendship and each other forever?
©2015 Alessandra Bancroft (P)2015 Alessandra Bancroft
This is such a unique sensual romance story. I could only imagine if this was going to be made into a movie, this will definitely be a hit! I will be first in line at the cinema! The whole time I was listening to the audio book, all I could feel was goose bumps all over my body!
I really love how the story makes you work your imagination and how interesting it is. I do not regret that I purchased this book. I recommend this to everyone! I hope that the author writes some more romance books just like this!
This is my cup of tea!
"Always You" is very realistic romance, where best friends from childhood love each others but don't realize that is a true, adult love.
I can compare "Always You" to "Billionaire secret desire" by Alessandra Bancroft, because characters love each others but don't know about true feelings and playing a game. Also the passionate language, very intense scenes and complications of the action is similar.
I like Kendall Taylor, because her performance is very vivid, energetic and help me to visualize the action. Her tone is very emotional and full of tension. It is a pleasure to listen that kind of well leading narration that makes audiobook more excited.
I like scenes where Layla and Max meet together and remind old good times. Later on they realize that they feelings and emotions changed and they can see each others in different way. Especially when they are going for the camp side, where they always spend holiday as children. Now place are still the same, but they are so different and they emotions have just burst.
Very emotional audiobook, interesting plot with twisted and unexpected action, complication. Very emotional scene that keep your attention in very high level.
Always You is a heart warming and satisfying romance, with extremely likeable central characters (Layla and Max) and a thoughtful storyline. Childhood best friends who have recently grown apart, discover under-currents of desire in a mutual sexual awakening. A well written story, with a sprinkling of 'twists and turns' and a whole deluge of sexual tension, that finds it's fulfilment as the book progresses.
I enjoyed Always You because it felt plausible and satisfying. Nothing was out of place and the ending (despite being predictable) was exactly as it should have been. A quintessential boy/girl next door romance. Well done Ms Bancroft.
yes. this book has a story line we can all relate to
My favorite character is max. i love his arrogance and i think he is the grey of this book
i enjoyed the Road Map are Liars... chapter
my best moment in this book... wait for it... Raindrops on the window
Reading this new adult romance story by Alessandra Bancroft was a great way to spend an afternoon. In Max and Layla, the author has created two likable and believable characters, while she manages to expertly slowly build the tension through the book.
Always you is a real page turner. It immediately grabs your attention and leaves you eager to find out what will happen next. Excitement and intriguing twists along the way, this is highly recommended for fans of this genre.
"Always You... Romance that takes you back ages!"
We all have that one person in our lives that make us think back and wonder, what if? This story between two childhood crushes is gripping, and leaves you wanting to know more about the characters future quests! Many of us enjoy road trips, and know well enough that during those long hours in a car with someone can either bring you closer, or drift you farther apart. I was certainly rooting for the two to reconnect that initial childhood crush they began! Then again, I am a sucker for a romance story with a sweet ending.
"Tantalizing romance book"
yes, it has a good twist
I liked this book and so did my mom. My mom reads romance and said it had a good story and plot with the characters and all. I suggest if you like romance then you will like this book.
"A fun and exciting romance story!"
If you are looking for a highly entertaining romance story then this is a great choice! The price is great, the narrator does a terrific job and the story is excellent. Lots of fun! I am very pleased with this purchase!
"Passion and fun between childhood friends"
I'm a huge fan of Bancroft and I have to say, this is one of her best books yet. The book is about two childhood friends, Max and Layla, the boy and girl next door for all intents and purposes. The two were mainly friends but each other's first crushes as well. After not seeing each other for quite sometimes, they reconnect when Max shows up at Layla's door after not seeing one another for nearly a year. Max asks Layla on a road trip so he can clear his head after his girlfriend has once again broken his heart. Without giving too much away, lets just say Max's attention doesn't stay focused on his ex for long. Things definitely get hot and heavy in this fun, sexy and unexpected romance. Get it now! I promise you'll love it.
""Always You" Has Touched My Heart With Romance"
I enjoyed listening to "Always You" the romance that comes to life between two friends because I liked hearing the passion between Layla and Max out loud.
Max is my favorite character from "Always You" because he showed such tenderness to Layla. She was so shy and timid about sex, and he made her realize the wonderful feelings that she longed for. The best part about that, is she waited for him. He made Layla feel as any woman wants to feel at least once in her life.
My favorite character that was performed by Kendall Taylor is definitely Layla. When Kendall spoke for Layla, she sounds just like the person I imagine Kayla to be. Being a dancer, Layla needs to be graceful, and I think of Layla having a soft voice because of that grace.
If I were to make a film of this story, my tag line would be "Always You," Romance can be quite a storm.
I actually gave the performance 4 stars because I think the story would be more believable, if a man was playing Max. I think people who listen to the story would find the feel the true romance between these best friends.
"Epic Erotic Romance"
Always You features and epic erotic romance story for all. It creates a unique dynamic between characters and throws them into a unique scenario. The story is full of surprising twists and every scene is thought through. A great book by Bancroft!
"A Thrilling Romance Story."
Yes I would. This is because its very suspenseful and keeps you on the toes wanting to get more.
My favorite character was Layla. She came out as a strong girl with high moral standard. She was also a good friend to Max having given him a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
She brings life to the story. If I were reading the book,it would just be plain.
Yes I did. I really felt for Layla when she was listening to Max's conversation with her Ex and she thought they were getting back together. She was really heartbroken I actually cried.
Alessandra is an excellent writer. This book has been a wonderful experience for me as I love romantic books. Its easy to understand and full of romance. Would recommend it to anyone so get your copy now.
"Sexy Romance Story"
This romance audio book is totally relatable for any women that had a guy friend growing up. It's very well written and the narrator does a nice job. There was also a nice and amusing twist at the end. Recommend giving it a listen!
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