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Alina

I was 11 when I met Chase Adams. I loved him before I knew what lovin' was.

I pulled, he pushed.

I gave, he took.

I loved.... I lost.

Now he's back. All grown up and sexy as sin.

But things changed while he was gone. So, he can show those dimples and flex those muscles all he wants. It won't change a thing.

Chase Adams is nothin' but a lost memory. I'll do everything I can to keep him that way.

Chase

Growing up, there were only two women I ever loved.

Neither one of them ever really loved me back.

Until her. Alina. My Goldi.

She was everything that's good. I was the bad.

She was the brightest goddamn star. I was the black hole shredding her to pieces.

I loved her wrong, losing her to my demons.

But now I'm back. A better man.

I'll do everything I can to make her remember us, even if all she wants is to forget.

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Beneath the Stars is a full-length, interconnected stand-alone featuring strong language, explicit sexual scenes, and mature situations which may be considered triggers for some. Listener discretion is advised.

Please note that while there is a HEA for the main characters at the end of this book, since it is an interconnected stand-alone, there are themes and side stories that run through the series and may not be resolved immediately.

©2020 Emily McIntire (P)2021 Pink Flamingo Productions, LLC

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So good!!

Get ready for a listen that will leave you with a book hangover. Yes, this book is that good! Emily McIntire's debut novel had me listening nonstop to Chase and EIlina's story. A second chance romance, we meet Chase and Elina during their childhood, both from different backgrounds, yet drawn together. Tragedy, misunderstandings, and life have gotten in their way, and now they have another chance at love. Will this be their time? Elina is quite a woman. She carries a huge burden and it definitely effects her everyday life. Chase has had it hard, and is broken in so many ways. I love how he is mature enough to know what he needs to do and goes for it. These two fit perfectly, and the cast of secondary characters adds depth to their story. I cannot wait to see what McIntire has in store for us next!

Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell bring this gem to life. Just the right amount of angst, and huge amounts of warmth and love, these two are a fantastic team. Narrating in duet, their voices compliment each other and their dialogue is spot on! I truly was captivated by the story, and their performance just enhanced my experience.

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Although this is longer then I usually go for, it was really worth the listen. A well told story with lots of twists and turns. I’m really looking forward to more books in the series.
The narrators did an amazing job!

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So many emotions

Alina has loved Chase since she was 11 but he ended up hurting her and now she’s back. He realises what he lost and now he wants a second chance with her . I loved Sarah and Steve’s narration it was perfect.
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beautiful story

ok let's discuss the elephant in the room first.. addiction. I know how hard it is to have someone in the family being consumed by it. this book is not a trigger, I think it could actually help seeing how to react, how to share.. I think the author did a great job with this difficult subject.
now the love story. well it was intense and beautiful. nicely written and I could feel every emotions that were being described. it's everybody's dream to even get 10% of such love like the 2 mcs have.
the characters are great. all of them. it's beautiful to see how they evolve growing up, how they mature. Chase does become a wonderful man. the perfect man.
the narration was brilliant. I LOVE dual narration and it was absolutely perfect here
I will eagerly wait for book no.2 to come out in an audible version, but if it doesn't happen soon, I will definitely get he other books as I want to know what happens next.
I received a free copy of this audiobook and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Such an amazing experience.

This book grabbed me with the beautiful cover. Then the amazingly incredible narrators.. then the story!! What a trifecta. This story takes you up and down and all around, leaving you completely wrung out. To say I loved this story is not enough. This was an amazing experience and I absolutely cannot wait for more.

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I needed to know how it was going to end

I spent a lot of time mentally shouting at the pair of them trying to tell them what to do, obviously they didn't listen to a word I said! Steve Campbell and Sarah Puckett really brought the characters to life and I enjoyed following them through their lives. I kind of didn't want it to finish as I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

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Emotion filled small town second chance romance

Beneath The Stars by Emily McIntire

Narrated you Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell

Started May 3

This is book 1 in the Sugarlake Series a second chance small town romance.

Wow I loved this book. It’s over a large span of time as we hear about Chase and Alina from when they meet as young children to current day. We also get to hear both POVs which held my attention right away and held it as I needed to know what happens to both of them.

They both end up dealing with so much in their young lives. There are emotionally charged situations that each of them endure in the telling of their stories. Emily was amazing at pulling my heart along in following their lives. My heart was wrenched from my body over and over for them. Perseverance is what comes to mind as Alina’s life is destroyed and yet she never gives up. Chase also had so much to overcome and he doesn’t give up when he easily could have so many times in his life. Emily deals with some really tough life issues in this book and it’s real. It was so real that it keeps your attention and doesn’t let go, so yes I had to listen right through.

The supporting characters were really endearing as well and I hope to hear more of their lives in the future books.

The narration was superb. I really enjoy duet narration it is so like hearing a show or a movie being performed just for me. 🥰 both of these narrators are professional and in my top list as well. So their emotionally filled performances really elevated my enjoyment of this story. I’m hoping that they remain as narrators in the upcoming books as well.

Awesome audiobook and amazing start to the series.

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A Small Town Second Chance Romance

Beneath The Stars by Emily McIntire is a small town second chance romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell. This is the first book in the Sugarlake Series.

The Book does come with a caution "Beneath the Stars is a full-length, interconnected standalone that features strong language, explicit sexual scenes and mature situations which may be considered triggers for some. Reader discretion is advised."

This is the first book of Emily's that I have read and it definitely won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the relationship between Chase and Alina. Their relationship was a roller coaster but you couldn't help but root for them. I loved getting both of their points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

I can't wait for the next book in the series Beneath The Stands is released on audio so I can get Becca and Eli's story.

Sarah and Steve did an amazing job on the narration! They both really know how to bring a story to life. I could feel the emotions that Chase and Alina were going through.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves small town romances, second chance romances, or contemporary romance.


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Meh

Aggressively mediocre. Very predictable and it followed the formula beat for beat.

I am not going to continue with the series.

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One of the sweetest stories I've ever read

This was one of the sweetest stories I've ever read. Alina and Chase are such a cute couple, and despite everything, they have the ending they deserve.
The characters are amazing, and they really grow throughout the story (and not just the main characters, you can see differences in the secondary ones as well). And I really want to know what happens with the other characters as well ^^
The narrators are amazing, they do a fantastic job giving life to all the characters.
I received a free audio copy for a honest review.

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  • Trisha C.
  • 22-04-21

small town romance

Emily McIntyre has written a beautiful, emotional, gut- wrenching, second chance romance. She describes how the friendship and young love between 13 yr old Chase and 11 yr old Alina developed through their teens. Chase's broken background keeps him from knowing what real love is. It's hard for him to communicate his deep feelings to Alina.
The jealousy, insecurities, and lack of communication eventually led to their downfall. The story also touches how addiction to drugs and alcohol can effect the emotional stability of family.
Years later, Chase moves back home. By his going to therapy to understand himself, he becomes a better man. All he needs now is to convince Alina to take another chance on him.
Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell tell this story with so much emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 05-06-21

Emotional Rollercoaster

Title: Beneath the Stars
Author: Emily McIntire
Format: Audio
Narrators: Sarah Puckett, Steve Campbell
Genre: Romance, small town, second chance, enemies to lovers
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Sugarlake Book 1
POV: Alina and Chase
Steam Level: Steamy
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Beneath the Stars is the first book I've read my Emily McIntire and, wow, it was good one. Alina and Chase's love story burns bright, burns hot and, at times, just burns. Beneath the Stars tackles issues of addiction, guilt, blame, and trust. It was both funny and heart-wrenching. I love the characters and hope to read more of this series.

I received this audiobook from Pink Flamingo Productions and Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Chelsea Wood
  • 07-05-21

Amazing!

I loved this book so much. The portrayal of the relationship and how electric it can actually be was refreshing. I can NOT wait until her other books are on Audible!

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  • Shannon Mc
  • 30-04-21

So Much Angst, But So So Good!!!

Wow, this book hit me right in the feels, over and over....and over again. I mean seriously, the angst factor is like a billion I'm not going to lie, but I was completely sucked into the story from the very beginning. Chase and Alina met when they were young (pre-teenish) and Chase and his sister Lily moved in a few houses down from Alina. The girls became best friends, but Chase and Alina formed a deeper connection, one which would be tested over time, but one which would inevitably show that sometimes you can find the other half of your heart early on in life.

In all honesty, there were times I wanted to throw my kindle, and there were times I wanted to cry, and my heart bled for both Chase and Alina (mostly Alina), but this story definitely made me feel. I think the book was well written and I overall loved the characters, especially Jax. I cannot wait to read more of the books in the series and see what else comes about these characters in Sugarlake.

Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell were absolutely fantastic in their performance in this audiobook. I loved the dual narration and all the emotion from the both sides. Sarah Puckett is a definite top female narrator for me. This was my first time listening to Steve Campbell and I would definitely recommend him. #TheFlock #PinkFlamingoProductions

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-04-21

Excellent Audiobook

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Emily McIntire. It was excellent! It was well written with an engaging storyline. The drama between the characters was perfect. It kept me glued to the audio and I was grateful to be traveling so I could listen to it all the way through with minimal interruptions! I absolutely love the characters and can't wait to see others get a HEA story! This is worth a re-listen!!

Steve Campbell and Sarah Puckett are excellent narrators. Their performances were perfect! The way these narrators performed brought this story to life. It rolled like a movie. So very good.

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  • Isabel
  • 26-04-21

Beneath the stars 🌟

this was a really good 2nd chance romance. so many people can relate to this book In a way. especially when you're friends with the person 1st. I just love it. you have to read and listen to this book you won't be disappointed.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 21-04-21

Second Chance to Love!

This is the first book in the Sugarlake Series, a Small Town Romance. Alina and Chase's second chance to love is well written, and intriguing. Their story is filled with misunderstanding, and miscommunication. The back and forth past to present is well done and easy to follow. The supporting characters are great. Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell did a great job with the narration. Looking forward to listen to Beneath the Stands, Eli and Becca's story, the next book in the Series. #AudiobookObsession #PinkFlamingoProductions

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  • Donna Willis
  • 21-04-21

Great story!

I enjoyed this story. This has a great storyline and a HEA all rolled into one. The characters grow and develop over time and the narrators do a wonderful job telling the story.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-21

Wow - so happy I picked this up.

I literally cannot say enough good things about this book. Every single chance I got was spent listening, I couldn’t put it down. I loved the writing, the storyline, all of it. This is already one of those books that has me wanting more. That being said, I think adding to it wouldn’t make sense…I’m just being greedy. I wish so badly it didn’t end. This is one of those books that grabs your attention right from the start, no waiting to get “into” the storyline. My only critique would be that I wanted to get a little more closure on a few things when the book ended, but you are left feeling good…left to piece together what you want the ending to be in that regard. I think anything more being added to this would have spoiled what is already so great. I already know this is a book I won’t stop thinking about for at least the next 2 weeks. I’m excited to read others by this author, and I will most definitely be recommending to friends. So happy I read this, one of my new favorites.

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  • benny jolly
  • 14-07-21

Loved this book

The book had alot of ups and downs kept you wondering which way it was going to go. Leaves you wanting the next book. Maybe Eli and Becca?

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