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One night. Nothing held back. And maybe finding everything they need….

Reagan’s only plan, when she came alone to a lesbian bar in the city, was to knock back a few drinks far from her lonely country house. Looking around at the younger regulars, though, maybe it was a mistake to think this was a good place to start fresh.

Then she meets a beautiful woman with stunning brown eyes and the world’s cheesiest pickup lines. Before Reagan knows it, she’s spending one night of passion in a stranger’s bed. Then fleeing back to the country. Alone.

Frankie’s had enough of the city. Even the bar scene has gone stale, eclipsed by the memory of a black-haired, green-eyed woman who lit up her world - and disappeared. Needing a change of scene, Frankie sets out to rent a quaint country cottage.

That’s when she discovers her new landlord is Reagan. But a different Reagan. She’s cautious. Prickly. Afraid. Maybe the smart thing for Frankie to do is head straight back to the city. Or maybe it’s worth the risk to stay - and kiss away the walls Reagan’s built around her heart.

©2020 Melissa Tereze (P)2021 Melissa Tereze

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Repetitive

I felt as though the story wasn't really going anywhere. so many great topics touched on but not brought to flourish. it seemed as though the writer had drawn a backbone for the book listing things to incorporate and had the makings of one or more great stories or even a series of books but never let any of the ideas really fly.
The narrator was exceptionally good and was probably the one thing that got me to the end of this book.

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What a good feeling after hearing this audiobook

Franky is such a cute character.
I read this book in one afternoon because Reagan and Franky grabbed me from the start!
The audiobook was just as good!
The Narrator did a fantastic job. She has a AWESOME Voice and it's just what i imagined Frankie would sound with a deep voice!
They both have problems that are really difficult to overcome.
The past was hard for both of them and people, whether relationships, marriage or family, were not good to them. That’s makes it more difficult to overcome their own fears and let someone new into their lives. Especially for Reagan. Everything happens more by chance, but when they are together they have amazing chemistry! So hot!
And "Frog" won my heart! As usually with dogs in heartwarming stories.
Melissa Tereze has once again written a wonderful book/ audiobook ! I Love it!

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Awesome feel good story and oh that voice!

I absolutely loved the story and the narration. I ended up listening with every spare minute I had! I defy you not to fall for Frankie too!

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lovely book

A sweet story of two people with huge insecurities finding the courage to let love in. Frankie is just a big sweetheart

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  • N.B
  • 01-04-21

Immature for the mature

I felt the story had a decent start and was a likable story to go with. Throughout the book it was too much angst for two grown adults. Constant need for approval, clarification, not simply communicating was very frustrating. The dog was adorable, the narration was great. I wish the interactions between the main MC was less ridged.

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  • MissLynn
  • 19-02-21

A layered, satisfying romance!

This slow burn romance was unique and layered and I really enjoyed it.
Reagan, in her mid-40s, decides to have a drink in a bar while in the city one night and is surprised when a very attractive younger woman makes a beeline for her. Reagan suffers from serious self esteem issues and can't for the life of her figure out why Frankie has singled her out. After being shamelessly flirted with, Reagan decides to throw caution to the wind and go home with her. After an incredible night of passion, Reagan decides that this can't be more than a one-time thing and says goodbye to Frankie, who is somewhat disappointed that it ended as quickly as it started.
Both get a shock weeks later when Reagan opens her door to meet a prospective new tenant interested in renting a cottage on her property out in the country, and there on the threshold is Frankie. While both are stunned by the turn of events and after some initial hesitation by Reagan, they are eventually able to come to agreeable terms regarding the lease and Frankie moves in.
As the weeks pass, neither have forgotten the passion-filled night they spent together, but Reagan doesn't feel like she could possibly have any more with this attractive butch, who has "player" written all over her. But is that really who Frankie is? And even if there wasn't, there's no possible future, so she just needs to stay away from Frankie and leave it at that.
Frankie is a character you absolutely root for and fall in love with. She is kind, capable and heartbreakingly open about her feelings. While it's understandable where Reagan's insecurities come from, fear cripples her and her coping mechanism is to lash out. She can come off as quite cruel in her icier moments. But just when I was THIS CLOSE to writing her character off, Tereze shows us the woman underneath without her self protective barriers in place. And once she begins to open up, amazing things begin to happen. At that point I was all in. There are a number of secondary characters that lend themselves well to the story, though most of them you want to strangle with your bare hands.
I would be remiss if I also didn't mention that there is the sweetest dog who plays a significant role in how the story plays out. I also found the conclusion to be very satisfying indeed.
Emma Griffiths was a new narrator for me and she has an absolutely lovely English speaking voice. She does well differentiating the various characters and the spicy scenes were quite sexy. This was also my first Melissa Tereze book and I look forward to discovering more by this author!
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

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  • J & D Herrera
  • 18-02-21

By her side

I thoroughly enjoyed how much just a getaway of how this story took me in and just felt like a hug. What a heartfelt and trully terrific voices of E. Griffiths brings in.

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  • teresa enriquez
  • 11-02-21

Amazing

loved the story couldn't get enough! listened to it all in one sitting 😁. I also really enjoyed the narrators voice alot I would listen to this book again! great job ladies

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  • A.J.
  • 20-04-21

Obstacle course of a plot

I really liked the plot for the story but overall it missed the mark. By the 2nd hour it just seemed like the characters were over complicating every interaction they had in ways that were silly rather than believable. For instance one character remembers after sex that she has to look in on her pet but the second character sees this as running out since they’ve previously had a one night stand. While its stated that the older character feels her age is an issue several times it’s not really developed. As another reviewer stated it’s just too much lack of communication for grown adults. The constant placement of communication obstacles interrupts the flow of the story.

The narrator did a lovely job. She’s pleasant to listen to, it’s easy to distinguish different characters, and overall preformed well.

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  • susie
  • 31-03-21

Wonderful

I enjoyed this story immensely. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. Another great story by Melissa Tereze.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-21

Love conquers all...if you want it enough!

I loved this story! While frequently frustrating, the two wonderfully complex main characters are so obviously made for each other, that you just want to yell “WAKE Up!” as they find ways of placing more obstacles than already exist in the path to their own happiness
The sex is hot!
But this is not just a story about two very sexually compatible women, but rather it is a story about deep love and a willingness to persevere.
My compliments to Ms. Tereze for her fine story, but my hat goes off to Emma Griffiths for managing to give life to over 15 characters without a hitch.
And, if your a sucker for British accents as I am, you will swoon from her delivery.
I look forward to more work from this fine team.
And, let me warn you, you will fall in love with a major character named Frog, who does his best to assist Frankie and Reagan find the happiness they both deserve.

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  • Hayde
  • 13-03-21

This Author Never fails to deliver!”

I listened to this book on Audible and it was a great pleasure because Emma Griffiths (the narrator) does a wonderful job with this story. It also helps that she had a great book to work with. I remember when I originally read this book I found that it was hard to put down...I felt the same way when listening to it. If your a fan of this author or have read this book, you should give this a listen 🎧 definitely recommend!

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