What happens when a single night of unexpected passion with a stranger leaves you wanting more?
Twenty years later, Dr. Jamie Hammond thinks she's put that night far behind her. She's a successful chiropractor and is about to celebrate a 10-year anniversary with her partner. But instead of reaping the benefits of responsibility and hard work, she finds herself fighting to save her business and relationship as doubt, betrayal, and disappointment tear at the fabric of her life.
Carla Grant is looking for a new challenge after settling her daughter at college. She never imagines that applying for an office manager position will change her life. As Jamie and Carla work to save Jamie's business, they will have to examine everything they thought they knew about love, responsibility, and family. It's never too late for dreams to come true when two women dare to believe a happily ever after.
©2014 Julie Blair (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc
I love audio books and listening to them while I draw or paint. They help to level me and take away the stress while drawing.
The story and narration for this is very well done. The only reason it's not all five stars is because at times the prose becomes quite wordy, with topics and thoughts are repeated a few to many times. The Narration by Hollis Elizabeth is very good and a pleasure to listen to. She also does a great southern accent which works well for the main character.
I'm not doing a full review here. Have a look at good reads for that - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21413896-never-too-late
Against other novels in the genre it holds it head up high, and I recommend it.
"Hard, but Worthy"
It was really hard to listen to many parts of this story. Those of us who are fortunate enough to live out, proud, and authentic are very fortunate indeed. On the other hand, if a character truly pisses me off, the author has to get serious points. I don't want to live in the miserableness of others. Enough in life sucks ashes enough that I really, really like light listening.
lol part of my issue was the narrator. I liked the individual voices, except when they overlapped the majority voice. To clarify, the narrator's voice is very enjoyable. Jaime's voice is the narrator's regular voice, though, which causes a bit of stutter in my head. Just give every voice it's own personality to avoid portions of the story being perceived as flat. At the same time, Hollis nailed Carla. Sexy was sexy.
Not to discourage the listener, but, let's just say, if the community-sacrificing twit, who was not Carla, had been part of the over-arching scandal, I wouldn't have been surprised. That much-frustrating, self-centered, grossness very easily could have included grand larceny. If you have a set of out-lesbian-ovaries, you'll likely want to punch that twit right in the mouth within 15 minutes of listening. Eventually, you may even start sneering or having your gag reflex triggered. Again, props to the author. Emotion was real in the midst of a fictional story.
I do understand the pressures in public positions, positions of employment that have government leanings and a responsibility as public servants. On the other side of that is a responsibility to our LGBTQ tax payers, our rainbow children, kids, teenagers, and young adults, as well as the tax-payers and 18+ voters who need voices and defenders in school systems and government.
I KNOW how hard it is to get along and still be present and be authentic in a public, paid-for-by-others-hard-earned-money position. I KNOW what it's like to be afraid for my future, because I'm a lesbian who works hard every day and am an out-and-proud lesbian in a mixed opinion environment.
I also know what acquiescence can cause in the lives of young people who are either LGBTQ or females in a potentially ignorant, male-oriented work environment. Enough of that soap-box.
There was another recent book that pissed me off. In both cases, the author did her job. I felt something real.
Second Chance, Even for a Hold-on-until-death Nastalgic
Are you 35+ and remember the one that got away?
"LOVED this book"
The storyline was wonderful, believable...and I really got into the characters - especially Jaime. I appreciated the tough subject of difficulty in marriage, and loved how the author was able to make me want so many conflicting things for the main characters - just like they were feeling.
Nothing comes to mind. I have to say that this book is rather unique in its storyline and characters.
The narrator did a great job with different voices and accents. Her reading allowed me to really get into the story.
There were so many moving moments that it's hard to pick just one. However, if I had to pick, it would be when Jaime decides to take a turn towards Santa Cruz...and hang out there for the night. There was such a wonderful, freeing emotional release in that scene.
The author did a fantastic job on this great story with very real relationship dynamics! I found myself rooting for the characters and wishing they would see what was right in front of them. The narrator was excellent and made the characters come alive. Highly recommended read!
"Loved this book."
Great story. I loved the main characters of Jamie and Carla. Hollis Elizabeth did a great job with the narration.
"good story, hard to listen to."
the writing is good, consistent and smooth. the story stays entertaining and engaging.
the narrator is new, and slightly abrasive in the beginning. but as she continues it gets better.
This story had me hooked from the start. If you're a hopeless romantic like myself,this story is right up your alley.
I really enjoyed the story and was pulled on the journey with Jaime realizing what she wanted in life. I was anticipating when she would realize how much she loved Carly. Their reunion was sweet. And I didn't want it to end. I really enjoy Hollis Elizabeth narration, she describes the scenes so well that you feel you're watching the characters.
I kept listening hoping the dialog would change into mature conversation. ..never really happened. The Narrator was bad...I have heard worse but I would not choose to listen again. The premise of the story was good...it was just very childish sounding and very irritating. Don't bother listening...may be a little better if you read it on your own.
I am sure the book is great but the narrator was reading so quickly I couldn't listen to this book! I hope they get another narrator because the storyline sounds incredible.
"Give it a chance"
I really struggled in the beginning to the point I almost stopped listening. I just couldn't catch on to the narrator. I really put in an effort to keep listening, but was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed it when all was said and done. I guess I just got used to the narrator.
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