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Summary

I’ve spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It’s easier not to try anymore....

10 years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rear view mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home.

At 28, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan’s benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan’s wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist’s career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex’s powerful reach. But just as he’s ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he’s been dreading.

After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he’s spent years trying to forget. When he’s forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he’d hoped never to see again....

Even if I could speak, there wouldn’t be anyone there to listen....

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Sloane Kennedy

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Simply outstanding

I loved reading this book but listening to Michael Pauley bringing Nolan and Dallas to life brought it to a new level. A really outstanding and solid job from Michael on one of Sloane's many great books.

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Brilliant story, but better in print

I've read this book before so I know I love the story, and I've listened to Michael Pauley narrate before, so I know I like his narration... but the two did not mix well here for me. The narration was too wistful and at times contemplative, when I thought it needed to be still with emotion but stronger. Ironically, I thought Maddox, Isaac and Newt came across great, and even the sheriff was sheriffy - it was just Nolan and Dallas that didn't mesh for me.

That said - the story was utterly brilliant.

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Absolutely loved it!!

This was my first audible experience and I really enjoyed experiencing it through Michael Pauley’s lovely narration. His voice really brought the characters alive in my head -especially Nolan’s! It was a great reading that just emphasised Sloane Kennedy’s flawless storytelling.

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Loved it

I actually adore this story anyway but Michael Pauley really brings the story to life as he does with every audio book he narrates.
Love Sloane's style of writing,her characters and her passion for her craft .cant wait for the next one xxx

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  • SassiKassi
  • 26-01-18

OMG! So good!

I’ve never met a Sloane Kennedy book I didn’t like. Dallas and Nolan are perfect together. Though both characters have been through life circumstances that would break anyone else, they persevered to give themselves lives they could be proud of.
And now I can't wait for Mad and Isaac’s story.
Michael Pauley as always gave a stellar performance!

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 16-12-17

So very good, highly recommended.

I loved the book, so I knew that I would love this audible as well, which I did, it's highly entertaining, the audible gave it extra depth, it was a perfect way to spend a couple of afternoons,
Michael Pauley was once again excellent he work these characters, plus his take on all of the other characters is truly amazing the book came alive with him,. Outstanding.
I will definitely be listening to this again,

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  • Stacy Thompson
  • 19-01-18

Locked in Silence

This Book... I really think I felt every single emotion while listening to this book. It was an emotional rollercoaster of Happiness, Sadness, Hope, Heartache, Pain, Anger, Outrage, and Love. ALL the Emotions. This book has everything in it, and I was not expecting to feel so much in such a short time. This is also another good example of a book where the Narrator Gives it so much more than when you are just/only reading the book. Michael Pauley does a great job bringing these characters, and their story to life and I really don't think another narrator could have done them justice the way he did.
Both Characters go through so much in their lives. Nolan is a Violinist who goes from being bullied as a teen, to being accused of horrible things as a young adult. Forced to come back home to Pelican Bay to help his parents. He encounters Dallas, Who he knew as a teenager. Dallas had a horrible accident as a late teen, and has been running an animal rescue center alone in seclusion ever since. After the two men meet again, it takes a lot of work, a little drama, and a ton of strength from both men to get them to the point where they trust each other and themselves, as well as others. With the help of some of the characters in the book they get to have the story & love they fully deserve. I cant wait to hear what happens in the next Pelican Bay story.

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  • Sunshine
  • 28-05-18

Perfect

This was a great surprise. I loved not only the story but everyone, including Newt. Can’t wait to read the next in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-18

Amazing story!

This story captured me immediately and never let me go. Can't wait for the rest of the series!

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  • 20-05-18

Awesome

You can easily switch to male and female characters and the story is still moving. Intimate moments aside, the background stories are so today. I’m all for people overcoming their pasts and finding vindication and love in the end. Thank you for this.

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  • Wanda
  • 19-05-18

Little sad but HEA romantic

A sad situation... brings two men together... the romance is written so well... and heart whelming.

The narrator definitely brings the book to life. You will love listening to it.

The book is highly recommended. Enjoy!

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  • Aislinn Wolfsong
  • 07-05-18

so sweet

such a sweet story. Totally love reading it and listening just made it even better. I have to admit it's taken me awhile to warm up to this narrator. I've listened to a few of his works before and in the beginning I wasn't a fan. However he's improved dramatically and each of the books I've heard have been more and more enjoyable. The emotions and feelings he conveys for each character really makes them come alive.
This was truly a very enjoyable listen and has been permanently added to my library.

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  • Bookrus
  • 06-05-18

one awesome book!

this book is awesomely done, I have over a thousand books in my library and I very seldom write a review but this book was a complete phenomenal masterpiece. great character development, narrator could not have done a better job, completely enjoyable, keep you up at night hard to turn off.

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  • Riva
  • 03-05-18

Great story, great performance, more please

I absolutely loved this sweet romance. Nolan is forced to return to a small town he hates to assist the parents that never supported him. He is having financial troubles, his ex ruined his career and to top it off, his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Life sucks for him right now. Then he is reunited with Dallas. The one time town golden boy who has had a tough time of his own. Both men have demons to deal with and their love story really touched me. No small measure goes to Micheal Pauley who does a masterful job. He really brought these men to life for me. I picked this book up because it was in the Romance Package, but I must buy book 2 immediately. I don't want to let go of this couple or their family.

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