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Summary

One night of passion leaves Belle Brennan longing for her Mr. Mysterious....

An undercover operative, Cain Dempsey leaves the woman he loves in order to protect her. A case he's working on takes a turn for the worst leaving him no choice but to return to her for aide. Belle is the one person he can trust, even if she has every right to be angry with him.

Taking an impromptu vacation at her family's lake house, Belle is surprised to find Cain at the back door. He's injured, surly, and every bit as gorgeous as she remembers. Lucky for him she's a doctor and doesn't hold a grudge.

Can they survive the threats surrounding them long enough to rekindle their growing passion, or will Cain's dangerous life destroy them forever?

Previously published as Don't Happen Twice.

©2018 Dawn Brower (P)2018 Dawn Brower

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  • Heidi Brennan
  • 01-03-20

I didn't want it to end!

it was too short!! it sucked me in, and I wanted more, so much more!!! what a great story!

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  • Lisa Helmick
  • 07-01-20

Insta-Love and mystery

I was surprised at the outcome of this story. It’s a one night stand that turns into something more. This is insta-love with a bit of danger mixed in. The romance portion is short and sweet. I would be curious what happened after this. I did listen to this on audio. Juliana Solo did a good job.

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  • Sara B
  • 28-12-19

Short but very entertaining

Better as a Memory is quick but enjoyable listen with excellent narration. The storyline is engaging, loaded with action, suspense, and romance. Juliana Solo's performance is outstanding; she does an excellent bringing the story to life. I was given a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • MaryLou Hoffman
  • 12-12-19

A QUICK SUSPENSE ROMANCE

BETTER AS A MEMORY is the second book in the Begin Again series. Each is a stand-alone contemporary romance. At just barely over two hours, this is a quick suspense romance with closed door passion. There is a lot squeezed in to this short story, but nothing is too rushed. The characters are properly developed, even with an insta-love trope allowed. Narration: Juliana Solo does a beautiful job of providing drama and that “theater of the mind” experience that I love so much. Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via getfreeaudiobooks, my opinions are my own and are given freely. Title: BETTER AS A MEMORY Series: Begin Again #2 Category /Genre: Suspense Romance, short story Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content Listenability: NSFW Received from: Monarchal Glenn Press (as an Audible gifted copy)

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  • Cyn
  • 17-01-19

Exciting, thrilling with pain and sorrow

A story full of mystery from one passionate night to the morning after, as well as her father the man she loved who does so much good for the world. She finds she can’t forget the man who brings out the passion in her nor can she forgive the father she adores. When the two men come to life she finds her heart in turmoil as she fight to save one and the other she wishes she never knew. The narrator did an outstanding job pulling me in from her many different character voices to the passion, anger and love she gives them. She puts true emotion into each one making you feel their pain, excitement and the danger that surrounds them. There were no volume changes, no repeating of words, or any breaks in the audio. The narrator pulls you in making you apart of the story giving you a picture you can see vividly in your mind. I haven’t listened to any of her work before and I can’t wait to listen to more of it. The author pulled me in from the first few pages taking me into a plot that held pain, hurt, danger and love. I really enjoy the plot and loved the characters. It is short and sweet but don’t let that fool you, there is such passion and love along with thrills and a few trying times. Not everything is as it seems. It was well worth my time.

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  • sheryl beauchemin
  • 02-01-19

BIG Story in a Short Book

I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of the story considering it’s under 3 hours long. There’s no instant love, either. It’s suspenseful, romantic and packs some surprises. Dawn Brower always packs a punch, at least in the stories I’ve listened to. This is my first experience with Juliana Solo’s narration. She was wonderful. Talented voice artist! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. 👍🏻 Thumbs Up and applause! 👏🏻

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  • Beth
  • 16-12-18

Romance, action and suspense in a quick read

Better as a Memory Begin Again, Book 2 By: Dawn Brower Narrated by: Juliana Solo Belle meets the perfect man, only he makes it clear that he sees her as a one night stand. She moves on until their paths cross again; what a coincidence! Or is it more than coincidental? Better as a Memory combines romance, action and suspense for an intriguing quick and smooth read. I recommend this for anyone who loves any genre. Brower has given readers another great read; quite easily a 4 star book! Also, I listened to the audio version and Frangione gave a great performance.

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  • bluepits73
  • 16-11-18

Short but Pretty Good!

I would have preferred for Cain and Belle's relationship to be better developed and have some basis. This happens to be a serious case of insta-love; which I'm not the biggest fan of. However, this is a relatively short listen, so it doesn't bother me in this case. There is actually a lot packed into this listen, despite its length. Overall, I feel like the story was well written and I like that we get a twist as well as happily ever after. Quick enjoyable short romantic suspense that kept me interested from start to finish. The narrator did a great job bringing this story to life.

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  • karina Larson
  • 15-11-18

really liked it.

an awesome short story. as far as short stories go, these books are awesome! I would recommend them. I really enjoyed them!

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  • Melanie osmond
  • 11-11-18

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After a one night stand with a complete stranger, Bell finds herself pregnant with Coles baby. After taking an impromptu vacation to her family’s cabin on the lake, she soon discovers the truth about Cain when he shows up injured in her backyard. Can Bell and Cain finally be together as a family or will his current job with the FBI pull them apart? I loved this short story, and I’m extreamly happy with the ending.