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Summary

They were the Three Amigos: Duncan Holloway, Imogen Swan, and Corey Szabo. Two young boys with difficult lives at home banding together with a cool girl who didn’t mind mucking through the mud on their hikes. 

They grew up to be Duncan Holloway, activist, CEO, and face of the popular River Rain outdoor stores, Imogen Swan, award-winning actress and America’s sweetheart, and Corey Szabo, ruthless tech billionaire. 

Rich and very famous, they would learn the devastating knowledge of how the selfish acts of one would affect all their lives. 

And the lives of those they loved. 

Start the River Rain series with After the Climb, the story of Duncan and Imogen navigating their way back to each other, decades after a fierce betrayal. 

And introduce yourself to their families, who will have their stories told when River Rain continues.

©2020 Kristen Ashley (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing book

What an amazing story I loved the characters but I hated Corey. At the same time I felt so sorry for his upbringing

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Amazing

Any Kristen Ashley fan is going to love this. Fantastic story, really beautiful writing. The narrators were all 5⭐️
Can’t wait for the next book

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  • Pamela Hepburn
  • 03-01-21

PROFANITY IS NOT COOL

This book, the plot, character development and story development was GREAT. I will admit I finished the book because it was, based on the actual story, worth finishing. But I must admit it was hard to listen to because of the language! No one in my world uses SO MUCH PROFANITY!! In my opinion authors need to learn to express themselves without using so much offensive language. Audible needs a rating system much like the movie and TV world uses that warns readers in advance about profane language. I would have never used my credit for THIS BOOK! I am not stupid I know people use bad language I just don't want so much of it in my reading material. So when this book could have gotten 5 stars and a glowing review it received 1 star and a warning to others about the language.

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It is unbelievable and unreasonable think that two people who had been in love from childhood, betrayed then reconnected would refer to their first intimate coupling as @#*#ing and not as making love!

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  • Bookaday
  • 31-10-20

Unexpected beginnings can be do found in the middl

So incredibly impressed of a smartly written storyline of the over 50 world. Realistic in many ways including to the loss of muscle yet the love was still there , but better, mature, not taking it for granted.

Bowie and Genny torn apart by a lie for 28 years buildjng lives separately and living those years all in, until life finds them both single, and the lie uncovered .

over 50 is not over life. it is when you see what really is important and realize that there is a choice of how to live.

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  • Patchesmama
  • 11-10-20

Loved it!!!

I read a poor review of this book, but am glad I chose to ignore it. I love KA, and this book did NOT disappoint! Loved it!

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  • 08-11-20

Loved it!

I almost passed on this book because of the bad reviews. I am glad I didn’t.

Loved the characters, loved the story with all the dark and light parts.

It was a fulfilling and well deserved Happily Ever After.

The narration was very enjoyable.

Another Kristen Ashley highly recommended audiobook.

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  • Jennifer Kegley
  • 09-10-20

Always love Kristen Ashley but this one is flat

Kristen Ashley is my favorite author so none of her books are passed over by me. However, this one had a few too many inner and outward monologues and too little action. Kristen is the queen of situational and character self reflection. Unfortunately, there was too much of both, even for me. It started to seem self indulgent for the characters to go on and on in a way that was less realistic and more psychologist’s couch worthy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-20

Don’t waste your money

Purchase this book because of the reviews I’m not sure if we read the same book or not but this book was awful and boring. Both main characters are so one-dimensional, and I love her other books . I’m not sure what happened with this one but I want my money back. My question is did she really write this book!

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  • MV
  • 07-10-20

Another KA miss (unfortunately)

About 75% of Kristen Ashely’s books are fantastic, as she has a gift for creating characters you wish were your friends and communities you would love to live in. Rock Chicks, Dream Man, the Burg, Unfinished Heroes, and Moonlight and Motor Oil are all great examples of her talents (not all, but many books in those series). Unfortunately this one falls into the other category. I didn’t connect with the heroine AT ALL and I found the entire plot to contrived. I fell asleep multiple times listening and while I tried to go back to find where I left off I realized that I just didn’t care. This reminded me a lot of her Magdalene series, which was also a miss for me.

Stella Bloom and Teddy Hamilton are among my favorite narrators but they were barely in the book. John Hartley was ok but I found Lizbeth Gwynn to be annoying to listen to.

It’s a shame because the book had promise but it just didn’t deliver.

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  • Katy
  • 29-06-21

Not Bad, Just....Blah

It was the definition of OK. It would have been a decent short story, but there wasn't enough meat for a full novel. I'm 50, and was looking forward to a KA story about a couple in their 50s. But it was shallow and vapid. Most of the sexy times were glossed over and if you blinked, you missed the other couple of them. Kind of defeated the "older couples are still vital" theme...

Narration was fine, although the main female narrator's very upper crust, snooty voice got on my nerves, and added to the vapid feel for me.

I was ready for it to be over LONG before the end.

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  • Deborah L. Bundick
  • 16-10-20

Love it

It loved everything about it. The Writing style, the characters, the narrators. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-21

I kept waiting for it to get interesting...

I listen to a book a week. When I run out of credits I troll the "free with your subscription" area and generally find something worthy. I rarely write reviews, as with most people I do either if something is really good, or really bad. This fell into the latter category.

It's so so bad I won't waste your time to get into it other than say it's like an audio version of a poorly written Hallmark Original movie. It's about as deep as a puddle and about as interesting. If it were a 3 hour book I could have gotten through it and thought, "that was a cute premise, a bit light on plot but cute with occasional funny and relatable parts" but 9+ hours...nope.

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