It's hard living on the wrong side of the tracks.
Lowen Seely has a criminal record to prove it. Determined not to follow in his father's footsteps, he fights instinct and tries honesty. But hunger becomes painful, and bills are due. Forced to choose between what is right and wrong, the boy from the hood learns abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood.
Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.
Poesy Ashby is the definition of ride or die, even when it means turning her back on freedom. The girl from the suburbs gives conformity the middle finger. Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.
On the run with consequences in the rearview mirror, Lowen and Poesy accept the truth: they are the bad guys.
But can they get away with their crimes?
©2016 Mary Elizabeth (P)2016 Mary Elizabeth
I loved reading this book, but listening to it just added so much more to the experience. Aaron Shedlock made a brilliant Low and was the right person to give him a voice.
This is one of few audiobooks which are my re-listen list.
"Good God.... Faithful Love to the end."
“This audiobook was given by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
Good listen, no doubt, but painful. It was like Bad Luck took Innocent Love for a joyride.... then over a cliff. And I felt all the pain. I'm so grateful to the author for managing an unexpected, better yet, unorthodox HEA. I recognized it's foreshadowing and kept hope. I wish I could have experienced their joy a bit more because the simplicity of their love was inspiring.
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This is a story of love, despair and commitment to each other.
Low is poor, trying to help his .family and through pride and misguided actions goes to prison. He loves Posey who's parents .disapprove of Low.
After he gets out of prison they make bad decisions but cling to their love.
Yes they could have gone in a different direction and yes you wish things had turned out differently for them, but I'm tired of some books that don't show a deep abiding love between the H and h...this does...so in my mind romantic.
Sadly you wish things to end differently, but ultimately it can't be any other way.
I LOVE THE NARRATOR. What an incredible voice, and made me fall in love with Low and Posey when reading the book may not have had such an effect. I'll be looking for this narrator!
"Low & Posey FOREVER"
Without question, I will be recommending this audio to everyone. WHY you ask, because it was brilliant.
The raw truth of life , the situations most people end up in that causes them to do desperate and illegal things to survive . What do you do , when you don't have money to pay your bills , none to help you and your hungry . What do you do ??
Aaron was amazing, his talent was to bring the story to life. And he did that is spades, brilliant work.
Yes and no , I wanted to enjoy it and not rush , but I did at times just want to rush to the end just to see how it would end .
Mary Elizabeth congratulations what a beautifully written story , you had a little of everything in this book . As for you Aaron Shedlock outstanding work , you made me fall in love with Low , you made me feel like I live through it with them . This audiobook was given by the author , narrator , or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom .
"SOMEONE ALWAYS HAS IT WORSE"
There are several approaches I can take for this review. I decided to forgo the Bonnie & Clyde approach, which is what intrigued me to purchase the book, and take the struggles of life approach.
Low's dad is in prison, his mother on disability, a couple more kids with Low being the oldest. When Low's dad went to prison Low had to quite school and get a job to help support the family. So he does lawn and gardening work. This is how he meets Posey but her parents don't approve of Low.
Back to Low...he goes into a convenient store to steal peanut butter to help get the family thru until the food stamp card is reloaded. He see's fresh bread on the shelf and remembers how nice it is to have fresh bread and how good it taste instead of the stale .99cent bread they usually have. He steals the bread and peanut butter but gets caught by the clerk. They fight and Low is arrested for assault and sent to jail.
**Listening to Low describe the fresh bread and how hungry they were broke my heart.
While Low is in jail Posey gets a job at a coffee shop and finishes high school. She saves money so they can have their own place when Low gets of out jail. They try so hard to do whats right but every time something positive happens and things are looking up for them they're dealt a blow that pushes them back down.
This is a story of two good people who are in love but life's blows turn them to crime...
This is my first book by Mary Elizabeth. I'll be looking for more of her writings. This book was exciting and suspenseful, has some sexy times but most of all sent me on an emotional journey and had me rooting for Low and Posey to make it.
This is also my first book performed by Aaron Shedlock. He captured my attention and didn't let go until the end.
Absolutely worth credit/$$. This is a keeper.
"Even crooks love....."
This book created a lot of anxiety but in the greatest way! The author somehow managed to convince me that in this case the crimes were completely reasonable! I loved the characters Low and Poesy! This girl had a better life than Low and he didn't want her dragged into his life of crime! She stood by her man and true love was tried and tested but never waivered! You will go on quite an adventure with this story! Aaron Shedlock did an amazing job narrating and bringing the story to life! I could see a movie played out in my head!
Low and Poesy together were my fave! Low was the protector and would do anything for the love of his life! Poesy was brave and strong and loved and stood by her man!
I have to say there were many scenes that were my top faves but the one where he calls his mother just melted my heart and I wanted to reach in the story and love Low even more! He leaves Poe sleeping on the sofa takes the handset to the front porch dials his moms number.
"Even crooks need comfort"
Such a fun story! I loved the writing and I can't wait to read/listen to more from this author!
"Full tilt love!!"
This is a love story like no other. Fast paced and dangerous from the first second, it keeps you wanting more!
The narration was beyond amazing! I lost count of how many different voices there are and Aaron Shedlock made these characters come to life for me.
Tragic - Deep - Unbridled LOVE of the highest order!
Can't wait for more from this pair!!
"Bonnie and Clyde and what a ride!"
This was quite a ride!! The narration is fantastic and the story is filled with love, lust and the gut wrenching twists and turns. I found myself hoping for a happy ending for these two lovers but not seeing a way out for them. Yes, it's worth the credit and you will love the book. I look forward to great things from this author.
"Epic Love based on Real Life"
I would absolutely recommend this book. It is a very realistic look at how being born into a situation can have an astounding impact on the rest of your life. Also, depicts the consequence of choice in a very realistic manner. A love story focused on real life.
Only the author's other books. She writes about the real world with realistic POV.
Giving Low a voice that is fierce and drips with emotion. Aaron's intonations are perfect for the fierce feelings Low deals with and has
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"Five star book, a must read!!!"
This was a wonderful book from the opening paragraph until the and. The story was excellent the characters were well defined and extremely engaging. I found myself rooting for the bad guys from the very beginning. The author did a great job of making them likable and describing realistic situations that could make a life of crime appealing. In my opinion this was the quintessential perfect novel it was a fast paced active engaging with just the right amount of romance thrown in. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading. Although I received this book at no charge to me for an honest review I would gladly purchase it on my own not only that but I will be actively searching for other books written by this author. This book was also greatly enhanced by the narrator who was excellent and well suited for the material.
"Thrilling, Intense Love Story"
This modern Bonnie & Clyde love story will have you captivated and on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Low hasn't had an easy life and he doesn't always make the best choices, but I grew to really care for him. The story begins with how Low, as a young adult, ended up in Prison. His girlfriend, Poesy, loves and sticks by Low through it all. Poesy's parents didn't approve so she is on her own trying to make a life for them when Low is released. When Low and Poesy are finally together, how will they make ends meet when they have no education, life skills, and a prison record? But they are deeply in love and will do what it takes to stay together. But how far will they go to survive together? Low and Poesy are not your typical criminals and they will take you on a journey that will break your heart and have you cheering for them in equal measure. The narrator did a fabulous job setting each scene and making me feel every emotion. If you like thrilling, steamy, intense love stories, then you will definitely enjoy this book.
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