I fell in love with Manda Baker eight years ago, and I loved her to the core of her soul. We were supposed to have that elusive happily ever after and spend a lifetime together. But that was all before she was stolen from me. Her best friend, Sarah Erickson, killed her. It wasn't intentional. It was far worse. Everyone claims it was just an accident, but I can see through the lies. Even if it's with my dying breath, I will make her pay for what she did. Fate hates me. It robbed me of my first love and left me to navigate through this world emotionless and numb. Then, one day, spiteful fate gave me a woman to fill my shattered soul and make me feel again. It gave me Emma Jane Erickson. Now I spend my days searching for the answers that will ruin Sarah and my nights falling in love with her sister - the one person who is bound and determined to save her. But what happens when everything you know to be true explodes around you?
©2014 Aly Martinez (P)2014 Tantor
loved this if I could give 6☆ I would.
A brilliantly planned story, enough angst and laughter peppered throughout. I really felt a vested interest in each of the characters. Often feel like the book ends too quickly, but this one unfolded a little more and I really got a more rounded experience because of it.I will definitely be looking at other books from this author.
Yes - although read the first one first. interesting follow on
I liked the story line. didnt slow or get boring.
I did find the male lead corrector a bit of a jerk though!
Both good but I especially liked Christian Fox! one of my fave readers!
yes I think I cried several times, and I LOL-ed at the sarcasm!
Without a doubt I would listen to this story again. An absolute roller coaster of emotions.
I loved everything about this story. Every emotion known to mankind seems to be packed into these pages and the way it's told feels raw and hits you deep. I loved Emma's strength. She was a perfect match for Caleb and the fact that their journey to happiness was bumpy at best, brought even more depth to the story and the characters....everything felt real and honest. I just loved the entire story - start to finish!
I have struggled with audiobooks in the past because I simply love to READ the words for myself but without a doubt this narration duo did a fantastic job and I listened to the entire book without reading a single word and it was not a struggle. They gave these characters life and brought forward every emotion. I literally wanted to stop what I was doing and sit and listen. The equivalent of being glued to the TV
I think I'm still in shock at my reaction to this book. I laughed and I cried and I loved every minute of it. This book touched me deeply....more deeply than expected.
"SUCH A SAD STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING"
I must say I am happy that I didn't listen to book one because it seems like that one does not end the way I would have enjoyed. Now this story was deep and full of road blocks but they figured it out with a lot of compromise and understanding. This was a heart jerker with some good nukie AND there is a twist....
"emotional roller coaster"
great book has everything, love, lust, betrayal, forgiveness, life, and great characters. you won't want to miss this book. love The narrators a lot.
This is Caleb's story. He lost his fiancé in a car accident five years earlier. He blames fiancé's best friend Sarah. When Sarah's sister comes to town to take care of her, he falls in love with her. He must learn to let go of his hatred and pain in order to move forward.
"Couldn't turn it off! Emotional!!!!"
This is the best audiobook I have listened to in a long time. What a great story. I enjoyed it from start to finish.
Emma and Caleb made a very interesting couple. They both fought for their relationship - it wasn't just one of them fighting. The story line was compelling. I couldn't shut the audiobook off. There were many twists and turns!
I have listened to both Christian Fox and Lucy River's performances before. I really enjoy both of them. Easy listening.
"A PAIN FILLED BUT BEAUTIFUL SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE"
This book follows on from book 1, although it does recap things and could be a stand-alone listen, IMHO, it's still best to be listened to after the first one. What a heartbreaking emotional journey these books take you on as it flips from present day then to 5 years prior when the accident shattered lives and stole so many hopes and dreams.
This book has plenty of heartache because the coming to terms with his loss, forgiving her sister and moving forward in his life seems too difficult a challenge for Caleb but he tries to give it his best shot. Luckily Emma is a strong, thoughtful and loving woman but will her love be enough to set him free.
This is such an emotional, heartbreaking and romantic story about second chances and the pitfalls and strength that's needed to make new and beautiful memories. There's tender, touching and romantic scenes, hot sex scenes, heart-to-heart scenes and bare your soul to the world scenes and beneath them all is a passionate love story that's got lots of sex, some dirty talk, plenty of drama and angst, a plot twist and a "you'll never see it coming" shocking revelation.
Dual P.O.V.'s and dual narrators who both did a great job.
Worth the credit? It does eventually get to the HEA of Caleb's and Emma's love story together and it gives a glimpse of what's happening in Brett and Jesse's lives from book 1.......so YES a creditworthy listen.
"Kept me on my toes!"
Just when I think I know what's going on, Aly throws a big twist. I absolutely have loved this series and can see the potential for it to continue. The performance is spot on and the narrators were the perfect choice.
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