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Summary

Free-spirited and easygoing Taylor Vandenberg left her hometown of Faircombe, Tennessee, as soon as she could, and in the twenty-five years since, she has rarely looked back. She wouldn't change anything about how her life has turned out—having traveled to nearly every country, never staying anywhere long enough to feel stifled. Very few things can hold her attention back in Faircombe: her sister/best friend, her precocious niece, and perhaps the prospect of riling up Brooke Watson.

Brooke has known Taylor for her entire life, given that her best friend is Taylor's younger brother. And a lifelong knowledge of Taylor means that Brooke knows she's trouble: irresponsible, takes nothing seriously, and irritatingly attractive. Unlike Taylor, Brooke loves their town so much that she's spent her adult life dedicated to making sure it doesn't get swept away like many of the other declining small cities of the American South. Faircombe means the world to her, and she's willing to do just about anything to make sure it flourishes.

Even if it means working with Taylor, whose path seems to continuously be crossing with Brooke's everywhere she turns....

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Haley Cass (P)2022 Tantor

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Long but in a good way!

Anastasia Watley’s Narration is fantastic. Long for a romance novel but doesn’t ever feel like it drags. Great chemistry between MC & avoided some of the overused cliches.

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  • 20-05-22

Excellent!

This is a beautiful story about love, fear and surrender-willingness to be vulnerable. Impeccable narration by Anastasia Watley. She really brought the characters to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-22

Great narration, almost a great story

First off, the narration is phenomenal. Absolutely 5 stars there. In terms of the story, there's so much to like: great dialogue, off-the-charts chemistry between the MCs, likeable characters, fun plot. But there is one problem that undermines it all: there is SO MUCH EXPOSITION, 95% of which is totally unnecessary. The worst part about the exposition is that it happens in between every single line of dialogue. Seriously, a character will say one line, then there will be 3-5 paragraphs of exposition where the character remembers things that we the readers already remember, then there's a repetitive description about how something or another is coursing through their body (seriously there are A LOT of emotions constantly coursing through their bodies). Then, FINALLY, the other character will say a line back, and then there are another 3-5 paragraphs explaining in assume-the-reader-is-dumb detail about why that line of dialogue caused more emotions to course through their body as the character remembers more things that we the reader also already remember, and so on. It's like the writer doesn't trust that her writing is really good (and seriously the writing otherwise IS good. The characters, plot and dialogue are all 5 stars.) But instead of trusting that the author spends A LOT of time spelling everything out -- repeatedly -- for us.

Anyway, while I definitely won't read any of the author's other currently-published books (because I assume they have the same flaw), I will keep an eye on her in the future. If she gets a good editor to help her cut the fat and learns to trust her writing more, I imagine she'll write a phenomenal book. This one was close, except for that fatal flaw. Unfortunately based on the many hours of unneeded exposition, I wasn't able to finish the book.

if you're on the fence, I recommend listening to the sample. it shows what I mean about the dialogue-to-exposition ratio. When I listened to the sample I assumed all the exposition was just because it was the start of the book and she was setting the scene. But nope. there's that much exposition between every single line of dialogue throughout the entire book. Kills the flow and the mood.

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  • Steph
  • 24-06-22

Loved everything about this story!

I loved this story! Anastasia’s smooth as silk voice was a perfect fit! I was able to visualize every word and to me that’s a tribute to both the author and narrator. About half way thru I was hoping there were more Brooke and Taylor stories but now I feel it was perfect just as it it is.

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  • PaperAngel
  • 23-06-22

Good Story Telling!

I forgot that I actually read the book awhile back so this would be my second reading. All in all, a great story. Just a tad slow paced. Forever and A Day and Those Who Wait by the same author I can honestly say are a bit better. Recommend.

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  • Joseph Freemer
  • 18-06-22

Haley Cass has written another instant favorite

The tug and pull of the main characters as they learned more and more about each other had me in tears through the entire book. I'd say if you liked Cass' past books you'd like this one but oh my god. The family and side characters are so well done, I could easily see other books written in this same town. You fall in love not just with Brooke and Taylor, but all the characters. I became so invested in Marisa(sp)'s crush on Savanna that honestly my only complaint is there just wasn't enough. I could've easily spent twice as long with these characters.
Just finished it and I'm just so full of emotion.
Anastasia Watley doesn't do the kind of voices you get from Lori Prince or other staples in wlw genre, but wow. After the first chapter I wasn't missing it. Absolutely blew me away with her performance. She does just enough subtle variations that with an auditory processing disorder, I had no trouble telling her characters apart.
Cannot recommend enough.

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  • dreamer
  • 15-06-22

The perfect narrator

I like Haley Cass' long long books, but this time I was especially happy to hear one read by this fabulous narrator.
Perfect for long drives.

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  • always_ams
  • 11-06-22

Love Haley Cass books

Character accents come and go, so that’s a little annoying. But I like the narrators voice, so that’s helpful.

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  • aeo
  • 10-06-22

Very good

The writing was excellent and didn’t feel like 16 hours at all. The narrator was also very good. As someone from the south, I hate the over-the-top, extremely offensive southern accents that a lot of narrators use. I appreciate that not being the case in this book.

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  • Sab
  • 09-06-22

Loved this book

It has everything, love friendship, fear but not suspense, well written, excellent MC, and narration was wonderful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-22

Loved, Loved, Loved

Great writing. Great narration. Great characters. A story of approachable, likeable and complex characters whose differences challenge, confound and attract each other. Loved the book. Can't wait for the next.