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Summary

Maria and Dwayne were inseparable as kids, they knew that they were meant to be together, and they thought nothing could tear them apart.

But then a freak accident ruined everything.

Now, by some miracle, Dwayne has reappeared in Maria's life - as her boss. The old attraction is still there, burning embers under the surface, but of course she can't act on it now.

But as they grow closer, and he starts to let her in once more, she realizes that there's much more under the surface now, a past the she knows nothing about. Is it something they can overcome, or will it break them apart all over again?

Warning - This story has hot and steamy content and is not suitable for all ages. 18+.

©2016 Simone Carter (P)2016 Simone Carter

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  • Lo
  • 18-10-16

A Great Short Story

Though this is only 1hr 27mins long, it's a great listen and covers a lot and packs a punch.

Lissa Blackwell did a great job of bringing the story to life.

This is a great short story and well worth a listen.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Short and sweet but a little lacking

An easy, short and sweet romance about childhood sweethearts lost and found. For a story so short it has a little of everything including tragedy, romance, passion and a sweet HEA. I thought that the story covered some difficult subjects that deserved a bit of depth, especially because of the effect they had on the main characters' relationship. But they were skimmed over, which was a bit disappointing. I suppose that is the nature of a short story. What also struck me was how parts of the story sounded a lot like a teenagers/young adult's diary.

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  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
  • 14-10-16

Well

This book was given in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. This was a story that worked through a child who turned himself into a billionaire after being abused and neglected. He lost his parents and was sent to live with relatives who did not want him. It is told from the girl's point of view who loved him before he was sent away. When they meet again he has just bought the company she works for. Although a short story, it was complete. There was too much sex for less than a two-hour story. But the story ended well. Dewayne did not become bitter he became an advocate for others who suffered as he had.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 06-10-16

Short to the Point Second Chance Romance

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

A second chance romance. Years apart, separated at 15, the hero and heroine reconnect when he buys the business she works for. At first he acts as if he doesn't know her but she doesn't let that fly. Short audio, less than 2 hours, everything moves quickly so there isn't a lot of development, but it's enjoyable anyway with a HEA. The hero has changed and the heroine is instrumental in helping him.
The narrator at times was a bit fast, but has an enjoyable voice and pretty good timing. If you are looking for quick entertainment and don't want to invest a lot of time, this is perfect for you. Has steam, without a doubt!

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  • Darcy
  • 15-11-17

The boy next door

Sweet novella...Maria walks into the office of the new owner of her company and discovers ‘the boy next door’. Dwayne was her bff growing up but then he moved away when they were 15 after his parents were killed. At first he acts as if he doesn’t know her then, over the next few weeks, he behaves like a bear. However, over time the two rekindle their relationship. Dwayne has a dark past and Maria is patent and supportive as he works through the anger and pain. The story dragged a bit about midway but we are rewarded with a sweet HEA...❤️❤️
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Claire
  • 17-05-17

A hot sexy romance with history

Well... this is a surprisingly intense story considering it's not very long. It sure packs a punch with lots of hot sexy fun, some tension and some rocky sailing. (Please forgive the mixed metaphors.)

I really liked Maria as a character, she's determined and loyal. She's also willing to ride out the tough times having faith that it's going to work out in the end and it will all be worth it. Talk about a bunch of characteristics and behaviors that are worth copying.

And her chemistry with Dwayne? Smoking hot!

If you're looking for something hot with plot... bingo...

As always Lissa delivers great character voices and a lovely smooth narration with plenty of emotion being conveyed.

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  • jean doe
  • 22-10-16

A Story of Second Chances...

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Maria and Dwayne grew up together but tragedy stuck and they were separated.

They each have issues to deal wit and Dwayne is not the person that Maria has remembered.

The story line was a bit predictable but it was an overall quick entertaining read, good for the

weekend.


Lissa Blackwell did ok with the narration.

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"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."



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  • PATRICIA
  • 07-10-16

Sucker for second chance romance

This short second chance romance had me listening from the beginning and had me til it ended. I love short novellas in between longer books, and this was the perfect escape. Dwayne, a dark billionaire meets up with his childhood next door neighbor, Maria at work. He initially pretends he doesn't recognize her, which was puzzling, but she made sure he remembered. This story while having its steamy scenes, took us on the their journey together, working through Dwayne's troubled past. Since the unexpected death of his parents, Dwayne has suffered greatly, and only Maria can help him through it.

Lissa Blackwell narrates this wonderfully.

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  • DRS
  • 06-10-16

Mine Review...

A lot crammed in to this short story. Narrator good.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.