From the author of the number-one best-selling romance Jake Undone comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal, and redemption... with a twist that will rip your heart out. Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I've spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever. First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I'd never see her again. But now she's back - and living with him. I don't deserve her after everything I've put her through, but I can't live without her. This is my last chance because she's about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn't love him. She still loves me - which is why I have to stop her before it's too late.
©2014 Penelope Ward (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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"Some people are destined to be together."
Absolutely. First of all the story is AMAZING. Secondly, the narrators were very good.
Mitch - He didn't seem to be able to catch a break. He ended up taking blame for things that weren't entirely his fault. All he wanted was the girl he had loved since he was 11 years old.
I loved the scene at the beach house when Skylar finally makes her decision.
I did find myself teary at some points in this story. I was also frustrated at the obstacles that this poor couple continued to have to face. But overall, it just put me in my happy place.
Love Penelope Ward's stories. This series has been so good.
"5 Emotional Stars"
Oh I don't know that I can make this review good enough to describe this story. It's been sitting in my library for a long time. And late last night I thought what the heck I would give it a try.
Needless to say I had to make my self stop at 3 am to sleep. I cried, I laughed, I cried again, got mad, got happy, and cried again.
Narrators were awesome brought this story to life I felt like I was part of the story.
I won't summaries the story because you already get that in the book description. I will just say holy HOT MEN, B- itchy women. And unbelievable strength and unwavering love and devotion that's what this book has in spades.
Worth the money, the credit. If you like romance and childhood love this is for YOU!!
"omg this book is awesome. it made me cry and laugh"
the story was so well written and addicting. I loved this book. Mitchell and Skylar.
"horrible, corny, sappy, predictable, dissapointmen"
truly THE worst serires I have ever listened to...not the narrators, but the story. oainful to finish
"The Love of Life Long Friends - Skylar and Mitch"
This story was very slow and mostly about a Young Adult Love of best friends, Skylar and Mitch. The background story took too long to get to the current day life of these two. This story wasn't for me, but if you are a fan of Young Adult Fiction, you might appreciate this book in the Gemini Series.
Completely in love with this story. It's the perfect summer read and so beautifully written.
"I really liked a lot"
Was a very good audiobook. Starts out as teenage love so some may not like YA but I ended up really liking it a lot and I am pretty picky. Both narrators are good when playing their gender. I will say I did not care for how the male narrator sounded when he was trying to narrate the female voice. It sounds nasally and somewhat squeaky. You will see. It doesn't even sound like a young girl - more like 60 lol - and turned me off at certain times. However, it did not keep me from liking the book. He sounded fine when he narrated the male part. But this is why I decided to give the performance 4 stars.
This is one of my favorite books! I never get tired of listening to it. I would definitely recommend this book. Penelope's books are awesome!!!
"A rating overall...."
I got online and bought this audiobook immediately after finishing Jake Undone. I was so excited that Mitch and Skylar were going to get their own story, but wow...I did not expect their road to be quite so rocky.
These two characters will break your heart. Mitch has abandonment issues that Skylar keys into when they are just children. She accepts him and comforts him from the very start. This story travels from when they are around age 8 until they are getting close to thirty (guessing here...it's somewhere between 25 and 30.)
As you would expect when the story covers that many years, there are a lot of highs and heartbreaking lows for these two characters. Seriously, this book broke my heart. I loved them both so much and to see them constantly going through such hardship and kept apart by circumstances KILLED me.
And ack...now I'm at a loss as to what else to say without giving spoilers.
You need to read this book.
Is that enough? Seriously, it's an emotional read and I loved both the characters. It's a tough road for them, but that makes the end just that much sweeter. I was so happy by the time the book ended.
Read it. I think you will like it.
And I do recommend this one on audio. (Jake Undone too.) And regardless of my slightly lower rating for the narrators on this one, it was VERY well done. My issue was there are two narrators for the male and female leads. The female is spot-on....she did an AMAZING job. The guy...I just hated his voice for Skylar, but you know...he's a guy. It's hard for a guy to do a good female voice without it sounding ridiculous. I didn't like his voice for her, but other than that, he was a great narrator too. (And honestly, the odds are good that his voice wouldn't bother most of you reading this review.)
A book that talked about an everyday life. It reminds me of my life today.
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