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People think they know Jase Connors. Former front man for Kings Quarters. Successful solo artist. Consummate playboy. What they don’t know is he’s tired from road life. Tired of road life. Just plain tired. 

When a beloved high school teacher passes away, Jase returns to his Midwestern childhood home to honor the teacher’s final wishes. Sparks fly when he’s reunited with his childhood best friend, Cami, and is forced to confront choices that made him the man he is today. 

Dear Future Self is a 23,000-word novella spin-off of award-winning Starfish: A Rock Star Romance. It can be heard as a standalone and guarantees a happily ever after. (For mature listeners only)

©2020 Lisa Becker (P)2020 Lisa Becker

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Short but so sweet

What a fun short story. This book follows Jase Connors, a rockstar, who returns home to attend the memorial for his teacher. I really liked Jase- he was written as a great person, even though he was a bit of a playboy. I loved his family oriented personality. He and Cami were best friends when they were younger but then lost touch. They were reacquainted when he returned and I loved their interaction. Overall, a great short story. The audiobook was great. Tim Paige was the primary narrator and Kelsey had a cameo. But Tim is excellent, playing multiple characters easily and believably. I loved the narration, which elevated the story. 🎧AudiobookObsession, AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Jase Connor, front man for Kings Quarter is willing to give it all up to get the girl in this super sweet Friends to lovers novella. Tim Paige did a fantastic job narrating, oh can’t forget Kelsey’s cameo in epilogue sweet.

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Second chance friends to lovers

What a cool concept. Write a letter to your future self while you are in high school. I loved the characters. Jase is from the book “Starfish”, he was the lead singer of the band, Kings Quarters. Cami was his best friend in school until he decided he needed to change himself. HEA. Standalone. Love the narration, Tim and Kelsey are amazing! I definitely recommend this book!

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Fun, sweet listen! All the feels

Jase - the lead singer of King's Quarters (who we met in Starfish) get a call that his favorite high school teacher has passed away and he's been named in the will.  Upon returning he reconnects with his childhood best friend Cami.  Only problem is...Cami isn't too happy to see Jase.  The sparks fly but sometimes they are too hot. This second chance romance novella was a perfect follow up to Starfish. Their favorite high school teacher had each of his students write a letter to their future selfs and this is the premise of the story.  Has Jase fulfilled his dreams?  Has Cami? And since their falling out are they able to reconnect as their favorite teacher always wanted them to? He was a smart man who made it hard for them to NOT deal with their unfinished business, which led to some ups and down and some cold and HOT moments! This is a quick, fun, short listen that offers all the feels.  Narration  by Tim Paige and the epilogue by Kelsey Navarro brought the story to life for me.

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Short and Sweet

I love second chance romance, it’s one of my favourite trope. This is my second listen from Ms. Becker straight after I finished the first book Starfish. I loved Starfish and wanted to know Jason’s story. This book did not disappoint. Dear future self is cleverly written by Ms. Becker and I enjoyed this story a lot. Tim Paige did a great a job. The Epilogue narrated by Kelsey Navarro was just the perfect way to end the book. I would definitely recommend listening to this novella.

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Sweet romance

This was not what I was expecting. It’s a sweet romance, which I didn’t think was possible when there is a rockstar involved. It shows that even the rich and famous have feelings. Great narration. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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Great narration

I started this one with super high expectations because I really loved Starfish. Dear Future Self was really good for a novella and it was great to revisit the Starfish characters, however it was still a novella with a much less time to develop the story. The main characters did have a history to build on, but it still came across as more of an insta-love feeling. Tim Paige was a new-to-me narrator and he did a great job. Kelsey Navarro had a short part and she's one of my favorite narrators so it was fun to hear her voice. I would definitely recommend the audio version. #AudiobookObsession

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A sweet quickie...

I'm not always convinced by short stories as feel that you lose the description and build which are possible with a longer book. But this I didn't feel at all. I actually chose the book for it's short length as wanted to listen to a quick story and even though this is the second book in a series (And oddly I have book 1 which I haven't yet got to) I didn't feel I had missed anything. I found the narration was really well done, though did question my sanity at the end as swore it had only listened to Tim Paige throughout! Haha!

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Fabulous!!

Tim Paige brings Jase/ Jason to life perfectly in this delightful audio of Lisa Becker's Dear Future Self! I was so pleased when I found out she had written this novella follow up to Starfish as Jase was just so much fun in it and I longed to see him fall in love! This audio is a touch of perfection which has gladdened my ears and made me smile. And that epilogue! Gorgeous!! 😍😍😍😍😍💖💖💖💖💖

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Dear Future Self

An absolutely perfect second chance romance. I loved listening to these two’s story both past and present and seeing them find their way back to each other no matter what the obstacles were. Such a fun, fast listen.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 18-06-20

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Very cute & sweet novella. While this can be a standalone, I think you should listen to Starfish first so you can get to know Jase better. I really enjoy second chance romance and Jase & Cami's relationship has that long lost love feeling from the beginning of this novella. I have to say, this book shows Jase's sweet & humble side for sure and I love that he worries about taking the spotlight away from others or people knowing he is behind any good deeds. To me that just makes him ever more likable. The narration was great. The book is almost all Jase's POV so Tim Paige narrates most of the book and he does a good job. Kelsey Navarro only does a very small part but she was great!

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  • Book Bruin
  • 12-06-20

Quick and Fun Novella!

Overll 4 stars Narration 4.5 stars Story 4 stars This was a quick and fun novella featuring Jason (Jace) from Starfish. I really loved the premise of the "Dear Future Self" letters and how they played into Jason's return home. Things move very fast between Cami and Jason, but it worked since they had been childhood best friends and the foundation was already there. I do wish there would have been a few more scenes of them getting to know each other again as adults though. There wasn't a ton of drama and the ending really was perfect. I really enjoyed the narration by Tim Paige. He's a newer to me narrator, but I thought he balanced Jason's playful and bolder sides very well. Kelsey Navarro only narrated one chapter, but she complemented Tim Paige well. I wish that Cami would have had more chapters, so we could have gotten a better glimpse of things from her point of view. Overall, Dear Future Self was a fun trip back to the Starfish world!

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  • 04-01-21

Very sweet Novella that I highly recommend!

Jace & Cami had been friends in high school. Jace left town & became a famous rockstar. He left every thing behind when he moved to Los Angeles. The death of his high school music teacher brought him back home. Could Jace coming home change everything for him? Not if his manager, Damon has anything to say about it. Loved this sweet friends to lovers story! Highly recommend! Tim Paige did an amazing job narrating & loved Kesley Navarro's chapter as well.

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  • JCT
  • 29-12-20

Fun and sweet novella

ebook and audio Loved that this was all in the male POV ( FYI, audio all Tim Paige and only the epilogue was Kelsey Navarro). The narration was excellent. Looking forward to more from this author.

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  • Johanna
  • 29-11-20

Cute & Fast

This book follows leads singer Jason “Jase” McNamara from Starfish (listen to that one first to understand references) I liked this story and it makes sense why it was fast as they had been childhood friends with possibly always a little more underlying. Jase trusted Damon annnnddddd BAM lol Tim Paige ROCKS! Kelsey Navarro ROCKS!

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  • Terri D
  • 19-11-20

Coming home

Fantastic novella and left me wanting so much more of Jason and Cami. This is book two in the Starfish series and in book one Jase aka Jason is a big time player. A different woman at each concert venue. Two of his bandmates from Kings Quarters have found happiness and settled down but that isn't in the cards for him right now. He has went out as a solo artist and doing great but he pressure is real so when he gets a call to come home he welcomes the break. Cami can't believe she is setting here across from Jason, aka Jase, after all these years. They were best friends a lifetime ago and now he is famous. She has some heartbreak to mend from him from their teenage years and not sure it is worth the effort. This is a great story of old friends that lost touch but never lost the feelings they had for one another. It also shows us how the party boy Jase does have a heart and just want that one woman that loves the real him and not the famous version of him. Tim Paige and Kelsey Navarro do a great job. I loved listening to this book, my only complaint is I wanted more. It's such a great story. 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧 I received a code from Audiobook Obsession to listen and review with my honest opinion. 5 stars for me. Loved it and recommend it. It is a stand alone so you don't have to listen/read book one, but it is great and I recommend it as well.

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  • Kaci Core
  • 14-11-20

Short and sweet!

Love her writing! Just go ahead and listen already! :) read the first one in the series (starfish). Soooo good too!

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 07-11-20

Music is at the center of the story

I loved going back to the Starfish universe, this time following Jase/Jason after the Kings Quarters disbanded. All the band’s members were interesting, so of course I wanted to see more of them. This time, we get a second chance romance, with a touch of small town and friends to lovers–though they kind of start as enemies. Music is at the center of the story, and the link between Cami and Jason even after so many years. They reconnected too fast for my taste, and I’ve had liked for Jason to grovel a bit much. But the idea of the teacher reuniting them after his death, and the letters he made the kids write, were both adorable. Narration was very good, and I enjoyed the last chapter from Cami’s POV, performed by a female narrator. It was a sweet conclusion to a sweet story.

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  • NovelMomma
  • 10-10-20

A Cute, Short Listen

I'm a greedy reader, so I'm not normally drawn to novellas. However, I loved Starfish and wanted to spend some more time in that world. Because I was already familiar with the world, I was instantly sucked in on this story. I really like friends-to-lovers, and this childhood friends-to-lovers with a dash of missed opportunity story was really good! The fast pace was okay, because they had a long history with an interesting backstory. Both characters were interesting, and likable. The angst was low, and the narration was great. This made for the perfect listen on a busy afternoon. #AudiobookObsessionReview

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-09-20

4.5 Stars for all

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Lisa Becker. It was short and sweet. Not many novellas work well, but this is one of the exceptions. The fact that they were childhood friends helped it flow well. I hope to go back and get the first book to get to know Jason better. Jason and Clara had a great story. Tim Paige and Kelsey Navarro were wonderful narrators! We didn't get much of Kelsey Navarro, but she always performs well, and Tim Paige was a new to me narrator that has a smooth voice that was perfect for the character. Great performances! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer