Ashley James was through with men. But, she was also a professional. How she ended up working for the first man to break her heart while in the middle of a nasty breakup with the current man who'd broken her heart, she didn't know. One of life's cruel jokes, she guessed. Well, the joke was on life. Her job was the one thing that made sense in her life. And, she wasn't going to let stupid men take that from her. If her ex, Nick Connor, was her client, so be it. She would do this job just as competently as she always did...as soon as she mustered the courage to get out of her car and go into Nick's office.
Nick Connor thought he'd never see Ashley James again. She'd disappeared without a trace after he'd messed up and hurt her all those years ago. He thought he'd lost the only woman he'd ever loved. Now fate had brought them back together. Only, she's ending a long-term relationship and men aren't exactly on her list of favorite people. And he is definitely at the top of her "people she hates" list. He may not know what to do, but there's no way he'll let her get away from him a second time.
©2016 Beverly Fields (P)2016 Beverly Fields
An interesting modern romance about not wasting second chances. I liked the way Marla Josephs contrasts Ashley's relationship with Zack and her past relationship with Nick. Of course what seems obvious isn't and not all mistakes, despite how similar, weigh in the same. The story moves quite quickly, making it easy to listen to. I just wish the ending wasn't quite so abrupt.
D. C. Coke gives a wonderful narration and is easy to listen to.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
This was a very enjoyable audiobook to listen to. I was intrigued from the beginning The story was believable and I felt that it progressed at a good pace.
Ashley is a good strong character and I totally agreed with the way she felt about both her current ex, Zach and her past ex, Nick. Very different cases of cheating.
Nick, Ashley, and Zach. Ashley was betrayed by Nick then Zach but she is strong and has rebounded from both. But her history with Nick is flawed and she has to discover the real story before she can move on. Who does not like listening to D C Cole? He can tell a story.
I got this book via audiobook boom.
Yes. It was a quick and sweet second chance romance
I liked the fact that the main character Ashley didn't just jump from one thing to another. She allowed things to rekindle and play out and it felt natural.
Nick, because DC Cole's voice just fit his character well. But he performed all parts wonderfully.
The second time around.
This was a sweet story, the characters were realistic and likable. I enjoyed the slow and steady blooming of a rekindled relationship and the fact that things flowed naturally between the characters and the story overall. The narration was well performed and it was a quick listen. I received this audiobook for free from audiobook boom for my unbiased review.
It was so nice to get Nicks story. Ashley an old girlfriend of Nicks reappears in his life. And all he wants is a chance to write a wrong she never gave him the chance to do when they broke up. Fun story and nice revisiting of some other characters from the series. Narration was very nice.
"An Angry Ashley Will Tell You About Yourself!"
This audiobook is everything that a lighthearted contemporary romance novel should be! Ashley James and Nick Connor were first friends and then high school lovers. Ready to head off to separate colleges Nick gets caught with his pants down, Literally! How thoughtful that someone captured the moment for all prosperity. When the picture is texted to Nick, this top jock is in the race of his life to get to Ashley before the infamous picture. Unfortunately, for probably the first time in Nick’s life he loses.
Years later it deja vu, all over again when Ashley’s live in boyfriend turns out to be a serial cheater and Ashley’s officially out for the count.
Of course, that’s when fate brings her first love back into her life. What I really like about this story is that Ashley is wounded and she makes no bones about the fact that she’s angry with both men and she’s not going to just get over the betrayal, but she’s intelligent enough to discern the moral differences between the two men.
This audiobook is narrated by D. C. Cole, he has a gruff voice but his range of conveying emotion for both male and female characters was awesome and I actually found his reading to be soothing! The production quality is clear throughout this audiobook.
This audiobook was given to me to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks, Audiobook Boom!
"Still reeling from all the emotions"
This series is a must read for those who like a good romance with a believable back story. This one, like Reluctant brings us a the chance to read a book that you can become completely engrossed in and feel like you are right there with the characters, feeling their love, their frustrations, their sadness and their happiness.
This is the third book of the series, but can be read as a standalone. There is a little intermingling of characters, but nothing is brought to the story that is was needed to be known prior to picking up this book. Ashley James, after 10 years has a chance encounter with her first love, Nick Connor. There is so much that you can relate to in this book, from the high school relationships of being friends, hanging out and falling in love, to the feel of betrayal and hurt, mending your heart and moving on. I personally love second chance romances and found this one to be all of the emotions you can imagine wrapped up in one. The hero, Nick Connor, was easy to fall for, I know I did. Not sure if it was Nick himself, or DC Cole's narration of him, but I was willing to give him that second chance early on. Ashley, on the other hand, was extremely skeptical of becoming involved again. Coming off of a 5 year relationship that her ex was caught cheating on her, Ashley was overly cautious and so guarded at times that I wanted to scream. Definitely signs of a great character development when you can become engrossed in the character. There was definitely chemistry and hot sex, but she was not giving in too easily. Luckily, we had Nick's patient manner. We get to interact with a wonderful cast of supporting characters. Love Tony and his wife, he is quite the character, and we meet Nick's sister Alexa and him mom(such a loving soul). I know I spent the afternoon with this group and feel like I was right there with them and ending up with my happy ending!
DC Cole...the man can read a story, that is for sure. He gives such intensity and emotion to his narrations that you can't help but feel what the characters are feeling. This particular team of superb writing by Marla Josephs and narration by DC Cole could not have been a better match.
I was gifted a copy this!Wow the whole story was simply perfect, I've read too many dark and twisted books that this book was a breath of fresh air.Nick was beautiful, he was not cocky nor arrogant he was just a normal beautiful man.Ashley on the other hand was cute and beautiful, they weren't perfect as other authors made out their characters to be,they were just beautiful, basically just that.I love how the story didn't rush their relationship and based it on sex,their chemistry was over the top amazing and the narration by DC Cole was the cherry on top. He's so perfect especially when it comes to characterizing wow thus guy can narrate the hell out of a book!!!
Great find ! Wonderful read...Full of warmth, deep emotion, and a vibrant understanding of true love....
Nick and Ashley have a past, working together shouldn't be a problem.... of course old feelings surface... after much review of the past and old feelings... they find a way to get close again.... I was looking for a bit more romance, but it is a well written story.
"I Wanted To Listen From Beginning To End"
Yes, that's right, I would listen in my way to work, during my lunch break, and on my way home. It was hard to press the stop button. I really enjoyed the two main characters, Ashley and Nick. Although, I have to admit, I had to warm up to Nick due to things that happened in the past. I enjoyed every minute of this story!
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.