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Beneath the Surface

Pink Bean Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: The Pink Bean Series, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Twenty years ago, Kristin Park and Sheryl Johnson were brought together by wine. Is wine also what will tear them apart today? Beneath the Surface goes back in time to the moment Kristin and Sheryl first meet, and offers a revelatory glimpse into the ups and downs of their seemingly perfect relationship. Grab a cup of coffee - or a glass of wine - and find out what really happens behind the closed doors of The Pink Bean.

Don't miss this brand-new installment, and origin story, of best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss's much-loved Pink Bean series.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Harper Bliss (P)2017 Tantor

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Average prequel to No Strings Attached

The story starts well and the two main characters get together very early on. Then... that's more or less about it. 50% of the book could have been left out. The style of setting is as good as ever, but the whole book is let down by a story lacking interest. I feel slightly cheated. Readers/listeners hoping for a romance like No Strings Attached may want to look somewhere else because this is more of a life angst story, something out of a TV soap than a romance novel.

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  • Luisa
  • 13-05-19

Awesome

For me it was one of the best pink beans I read/listen so far! A great romance together with a great history.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-08-17

A good story Disappointing narration

Harper Bliss writes excellent books... never a dud... but the narrator was a poor choice....The book was set in Australia and the North American was alien to the storyline and jarring....

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 02-05-17

Overall good book!

Another great book by Harper Bliss. I really enjoy the emotion she brings to her books!! The characters were interesting and experienced some very real challenges. It was tough getting thru them but that's what a good book will do for you. I almost got frustrated with one of the characters but before I could really get mad, it ended, which was probably for the better! Also, the narrator had a great voice...I could listen to her all day!! Overall, excellent listen! I look forward to the next book!

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  • Steph B.
  • 04-03-20

Love this series!

I’m listening to this series out of order, as I come across them. It’s easy to pick up and follow. I enjoy Harper Bliss - her ability to create characters the reader cares about and the backstories are fantastic. Excited to move on to the next!!

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  • Joyce Moore
  • 14-02-20

Temptation is always Lurking,,,

This is fast becoming my favorite author. I just love the way the characters stay together over a span of time, but keep the same friends,throughout. Off to my next adventure.

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  • Dana Vaccaro
  • 29-01-20

Good story

Narrator was good. Wasn't a fan of the ending but I did Suggest other people should read it the story is a good one.

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  • Ann
  • 29-10-19

Not really a romance novel

Not fun and light. A lot of seriousness and stress. One great sex scene. Overall, its ok. Good narrator though.

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  • edna
  • 07-04-19

Interesting

It's good to know the origen of those two, though it seems way to rushed in...
The book has an ending though I am not satisfied with it...
It's a good book but it could have been better.

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  • Leah
  • 12-06-18

Well written. Substance abuse flash backs

Enjoyed the story. Spoiler****It brought up old memories of my wife struggling with alcoholism ( she has been sober now and we are expecting!). It was nice to see how her partner choose the relationship when faced with an ultimatum and showed her support in the end. A lot of self discovery on both main characters and felt the realism in the characters development.

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  • TeaWhite
  • 21-02-18

Hooked

I can’t get enough! I’m going through the series in a matter of days. Wow!