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My Way to You

Creek Canyon, Book 1
Narrated by: Ariela Crow
Series: Creek Canyon, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

An Amazon Charts bestseller

A woman’s journey through tragedy leads to the discovery of love in a novel about hope and survival by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

When a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair’s family home, it’s just one more disaster to add to her mountain of stress. For the past two years, she has shouldered the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents’ untimely deaths. Forced to leave college for a crappy job that barely pays the bills, Parker manages her family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. Now winter is coming and the forecast isn’t spreading sunshine on the dark cloud over her head. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything she has worked so hard to maintain.

Colin Hudson’s job as a public works supervisor is to protect Parker’s property and neighborhood from further damage. But it’s a little hard when the owner of the land is a control freak who tries to do everything herself. The hardworking, attractive young woman is far from the “hot mess” she claims to be. In fact, her tight grip of control is one of the things that attract him the most. It’s also the hardest to crack. Now Colin’s working overtime to help Parker open up her heart, trust him, and let him in.

As Parker and Colin work together to keep her home and neighborhood safe, they may be in for another disaster. Or they may just realize that sometimes it takes destruction to create something new.

©2020 Catherine Bybe (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“A healthy, mutually supportive relationship is at the center of the touching first Creek Canyon romance from Bybee (Faking Forever). Romance fans will be pleased with this tender love story.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Another wonderful story

As soon as I finish one book by Catherine Bybee I find myself craving the next. This was another beautiful story with adorable characters.

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Did not enjoy it

I’m huge fan. This was first book I didn’t enjoy. The plot and main characters and .. I don’t honestly know. It’s just like.. this story does not have usual vibe.

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Not A Favourite

A bit different to Catherine's other books, I found it a little gloomy. Hope the next one is more cheerful.

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  • Just My Opinion
  • 12-03-20

Expected More

There was so much build up ahead of time for this book and I was so anxious for it to be released that I have to say I was really expecting much more drama and excitement than it produced. I know this book was based on personal experiences and don’t mean to downplay these in anyway however this is my honest opinion on the book. It began really well and I loved all of the characters throughout the entire book and came to care for all of them. Unfortunately the book became rather boring, with way too many descriptions that weren’t really necessary to the story in my opinion. I was so tempted to fast forward so many times but was afraid I would miss something important. I needn’t have worried because I wouldn’t have. The book picked up in the last hour and once again became exciting, unfortunately I felt as though it was almost rushed at the end. Having said all this, the book was well written, as all of Catherine Bybee books always are. The romance between Parker and Colin was sweet and I wish there had been more focus on that. I will definitely get the next book to see what happens with Erin. As for the narrator, I thought she did an okay job. Her male voices were quite weak and she seemed to pause inappropriately throughout the story.

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  • ejc
  • 14-03-20

Raw and real - amazing with unexpected authenticity

Before I started this book, I expected to read (listen to) what I think of as a Catherine Bybee book. (Which I love - her books are wonderful.) Then I started listening.

Wow. This was not what I expected. It was real, raw, with amazing feeling and passion. The book is authentic. Even before I read the author’s note, The depth of feeling and knowledge shown made it authentic. It took place in a life that was foreign to me - all I knew of mudslides was what I saw on national tv. But I now felt it, felt like I lived it with Parker. I finally understood what life was like and why people choose to stay in their homes even given the dangers of fire and mudslides. And the characters - they are what made this real, understanding - and a true romance.

This book isn’t as polished as her other books, but that is what makes it powerful, captivating, and amazing. The characters, situation, relationships are developed and deep. As a parent of a teenage boy just younger than Parker’s brother, I can attest to the authenticity of Austin’s character. I’ve known people with aspects of many of the other characters’ personalities. This is part of what makes it real. True. Not just an escape book.

The narrator isn’t what I expected - but she is right for this book. She took this fantastic book and conveyed the characters, the feelings, the passion with deftness and emotion.

I can not recommend this book enough.

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  • Cassie
  • 26-04-20

Horrible narrator

I haven’t been able to pay attention to the story, because the narrator is so awful. No inflection, no flow to the story. I would describe it as choppy. I can only presume the positive reviews are from those that know the narrator personally. I have always like books by Catherine Bybee, just not a fan of this narrator.

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  • LoriM
  • 31-07-20

Enjoyed

This is a Wonderful story and presentation. The true to life episode was amazingly real.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 29-07-20

Enjoyable

I listened to this story after I read the second book in the series and I liked it. Parker and Colin made multiple appearances in the second book so it was great to see where they got their start. They were generally likable characters and they worked together to overcome their challenges which were generally due to Mother Nature (rain became a crazy enemy in this case!). This is a really detailed book that highlights some of the challenges of people who have ranches or farms- it seems a daily challenge to make sure they can come up on top.

I did think this book was slower than the second book which I loved. In that book, there was an actual bad guy and there was quite a bit of suspense. In this book, there wasn’t suspense as much but just hope that the couple could overcome the next natural disaster they faced.

The narration was good although I really wished there was a male narrator as well. However, overall, the narration was well done.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-07-20

kind of fell short

Well, I liked the story and the characters but it fell short at the end. It was like the writer got tired of the story and just skipped ahead. I guess it could of been a mistake made by the editor and if it was I would be finding a new one. I really wish it had not skipped to the end so abruptly leaving too much unsaid. But. like I said, the characters were good and the storyline but just missing something. The Narrator has a cute voice and at first was funny when she did the Male voices but after a bit you got used to it and didn't notice. She did a great job over all.

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  • 20-07-20

Interesting Story

Loved the family storyline and how they used real life challenges of living in California with fires and mudslides.

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  • Sharon P.
  • 16-07-20

You won’t be able to put it down!

I stayed up for 3 nights, late. Couldn’t stop reading. Very interesting views from adopted to the love shown by the birth mother.

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  • Carolyn Cooper
  • 15-07-20

Great Book

I started listening to this book and almost decided not to go any further because the start of the book was so tragic. After about chapter 2 I got hooked because I want to see what would happen. I enjoyed the book.

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  • 13-07-20

Depressing

The main character is completely joyless and pathetic. Her love interest falls for her because she's a hard worker. That's a reason to hire someone, not love someone. He seemed like a great guy. Unfortunately he ends up with a woman who will be a hard-working blight on his life.