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Breathless with Her

Less Than, Book 1
Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Jacob Morgan
Series: Less Than, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a sexy new contemporary series. 

Devin Carr likes his life. He likes his job, his family, the outlook for his future. Then he meets her. Erin. As soon as he sees her, drunk and wearing a sequined dress as her world crashes down around her and she fights to put on a brave face, he knows what he’s been missing. Her. 

When Erin Taborn finds her high school sweetheart and husband banging the former head cheerleader of their graduating class at their high school reunion, she tells herself she’ll be fine. She just needs to figure out what fine means. There’s only one problem. Devin. She didn’t plan on him. And for someone who thinks they have all their plans in place, that’s a problem. 

One she’ll have to find an answer to if this whole friends-with-benefits thing is going to work. If not, she’ll fail just like with everything else.

©2019 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2019 Carrie Ann Ryan

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Great Story & Narration🎧 Captivating & Heartfelt!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it immediately grabbed my attention and held it straight to end. The characters are realistic and easy to relate to. Erin and her husband Nicholas have been together since they were 14 years old, that ended at their H.S reunion, when she finds him pants down and in the former head cheerleaders. What a jerk that guy was, I was glad Erin walked away with out a glance. Upset with what she saw she went straight to the bar. Devin Carr is enjoying his beer when he sees Erin, she is a wreck but she is just want he needs. I liked Devin, a nice guy, he was great for Erin if she would just let him in. Erin had self-worth issues and was insecure, she did not want anymore serious relationships, she could not handle any more heartbreaks. She told Devin and while he wanted more she would take what he could get and was fine with settling with friends with benefits. But when she finds herself getting too attached she pushes him away. Realizing too late she made a huge mistake, can Devin forgive her. I loved how everything plays out in this book, it is well plotted with drama, angst, some heartfelt moments, heartbreaking ones and some hot romance, all leading to a great second chance to live and love. Thank you Carrie Ann Ryan for another great story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

Samantha Cook and Jacob Morgan are fantastic narrators and voice artists. They bring the characters to life give each their own voice and personality, as well as heart and attitude. Their portrayal of the characters is spot on, they sounded as I pictured them to. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Super performances!

The narration is excellent. Great story and looking forward to hearing more from this author who is new to me.

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  • Wandalee 312
  • 29-12-19

One night can change everything.

When think you have your life all planned out. Then one night at your high school reunion changes everything you thought you knew.
Leave it to Carrie Ann Ryan to bring it to table again once again a Fabulous book no wonder she is my one click Author

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  • S. Kelly
  • 27-12-19

Devin Is Awesome!!

I absolutely loved this one! If you have ever been cheated on, then you know how devastating it can be. It eats away at you and makes you wonder what is wrong with yourself or what you did wrong-even knowing it isn't anything to do with you or anything that you did. And this author wrote this in a way that not only conveys how badly it affects you but the confidence issues that are left in the wake along with the hurt and pain. Erin is this beautiful woman who trusted someone she had known since childhood and was hurt in the most emotional way possible. But she still manages to get up and do what needs doing and is just trying to move on with her life. Devin is this great man who not only stands behind his family when they need it but he will stand with his friends and just be a generally stand up person. And they have this beautiful, heart felt connection that I absolutely loved! Yes, there is a lot of chemistry between them. But what I loved even more than that was the fact that they figured out that not only could they be there as friends for each other but that they could be more and truly trust each other. I loved it!!

The narration is excellent! The emotions come across wonderfully and I loved Jacob Morgan's tone of voice! Samantha Cooke and Jacob Morgan did a great job of not only bringing this story to life but conveying how emotional the things that Erin went through made them.

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  • Patricia L. Hanna
  • 06-01-20

Heartfelt and sweet

This a great listen. I really enjoyed the story and the characters.
Both Jacob Morgan and Samantha Cook did a fantastic job.

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  • Maya
  • 05-01-20

Heartfelt Story

This audiobook was narrated so well and on point. Both the narrators were outstanding. This was a first book by this author for me and I thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing. It will definitely not be my last. The storyline was a really good one and nothing like I’ve read or heard before. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. I loved the characters and the little lol moments in the book. There were some sad parts but not enough to break up tissues which I appreciated since I wanted a light hearted listen. This book had all the touchy feely moments too. Many thanks to the author for a good story with the HEA we all seek and truly want.

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  • Annestasia
  • 30-12-19

carrie Ann Ryan does it again!

Story was simple but well told. Glad to see the Montgomery's woven into this spinoff story.

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  • Rhonda
  • 23-12-19

Friends with benefits

Erin and Devin begin as friends with benefits. Devin feels like he wants more but doesn't want to push Erin who has just come out of a bad marriage. Will Erin be able to overcome her fear of being abandoned to embrace her feelings for Devin before it's too late? I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. I enjoyed the narration by Samantha Cook and Jacob Morgan.

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  • Shyla
  • 15-11-19

Leaves you Breathless

Every once in awhile a book comes along that is beyond perfection and let me tell you, this is that book. One click, one click,  one click, that is what you really need to do. Breathless with her by Carrie Ann Ryan is astoundingly perfect. Once you start this book you definitely will not be able to put it down. A beautiful addition to a beautiful series.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 05-11-19

Erin and Devon's Story is So Good

I loved this book! Devin and Erin started as friends, then friends with benefits but what they had soon grew into so much more. Devon had dated her sister many years ago when they were both in high school, it was never serious and they had both moved on but remained friends. Erin had married Nick her sweetheart from the age of 10 and thought they would be together for the rest of their lives. But whilst attending their Ten Year High School Reunion she discovered Nick with another woman. She's devastated and goes to a bar to drown her sorrows and it's there she meets Devon. He's a good friend to her, he makes sure she's ok, he takes her back to his house and lets her sleep it off on his couch, he's the perfect gentleman.

Erin's father left them when she was very young and now her ex has in effect left her too and because of that, she's afraid to be hurt again. So when she and Devon decide that they like each other and want to see more of each other she agrees on the condition that it doesn't become serious, she is not looking to be hurt again!

As for Devin, everything is going well for him his life is on track both his life and his job make him happy and everything is how he wants it to be that is until he runs into Erin, who is in a bad place her heart has been broken by finding her husband cheating. They come to an understanding but then things get more serious than either of them planned.

The book also gives us glimpses of family members and friends and mentions characters readers of Carrie Anne's Montgomery series will already know. The love of family is strong in this book, as it is in other books by Carrie Anne. But as love started to grow between Devon and Erin, she became afraid that Devon would leave like the other men in her life had, so she decides to end it before he can hurt her.

There is so much more I could say but, no more spoilers from me. What I will say is that the characters are totally believable and very likable too. I loved the family dynamics and the love shared by all. I was engrossed in this well written and moving book from the first word until the last.

The narration of the book by Samantha Cook and Jacob Morgan was excellent, it could not be improved upon and certainly added to my enjoyment of this very moving and engrossing story.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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  • Karen
  • 03-11-19

Original&very sweet friends-with-benefits romance!

Narration: Samantha Cook and Jacob Morgan did an excellent job with the narration of this story. I especially loved how Jacob Morgan performed Devin’s voice, Devin’s cute rambling when he tries to ask Erin out, and his earnestness and growing love for her also shone through beautifully in Jacob Morgan’s performance. Samantha Cook really brought out Erin’s vulnerability and the shock she experiences when life throws her yet another curve-ball.

Story: Breathless With Her has all the romance a reader could want, made even more magical because of the main characters who are so relatable and so “normal” in a way. As a reader it made me feel that Love is out there for everyone and not just for picture-perfect billionaires and top models, or not just for fictional characters that have gone through immeasurable suffering first to “earn” their HEA. Which is not to say that these two have had an easy, uneventful life. Erin especially is dealt several blows by life, but she is lucky enough when it comes to the people in her life, her wonderful sister and close friends that are there for her when she needs a helping hand. Carrie Ann Ryan knows as no other how to create worlds with wonderful close-knit families and friends, linking characters and stories from one great book, or series even, to the next.

The chemistry between Erin and Devin is there from the first time they meet, they click together beautifully, but the timing is all wrong and after her divorce Erin is naturally hesitant to jump into a new long-term relationship. Despite her intentions to keep everything superficial, Devin and Erin grow steadily closer and happier, but taking that leap of faith and trusting a man with her heart again is hard for Erin after everything she’s been through. One of the many things I liked about this story is that it’s the woman who has commitment issues. The epilogue was incredibly romantic.

Loved this story and can’t wait to discover the next one in this series!

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  • Aussie597
  • 03-11-19

Breathless with Her

This story pulls at all of your emotions as you follow along with the great characters while they struggle with life

The narrators did a good job conveying the emotion throughout the story