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Next in Line

A Brother's Best Friend Standalone
By: Amy Daws
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice-fishing shack turns out to be your brother's best friend? A whole lot of awkward, that's what.

Maggie's mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv's Bait & Tackle isn't a stranger like she thought.

The big snag: Sam and Maggie's chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected. Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.

©2018 Amy Daws, LLC (P)2018 Amy Daws, LLC

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Next In Line

can I have Sam!? omg he is swoon worthy , my very first Amy daws book , definitely not my last , this book had EVERYTHING! and I mean everything , I've never listened to a book that had ice fishing in before , the jokes and puns were hilarious , and the narrator's were perfect! they really captured the characters and I felt like I was there with them , an easy 5 stars, I'd give it more if I could

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Fantastic listen!

Loved this! Perfect blend of romance and comedy made for a listen that I didn’t want to end. Great cast of characters and I loved hearing more about favorite characters from Wait With Me. Fantastic narrators who really captured the emotions and mood of the characters and story. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Amazing hook line and sink

I have always been fascinated with brother best friends books. This book definitely did not disappoint. Maggie was dumped on Christmas Day by her football player boyfriend. She was to ashamed to let her family know so she set out to win her ex boyfriend back in the process falls in love with another man named Sam.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 16-01-19

Hook, Line, Sinker!

Next in Line by Amy Daws is incredible. I loved the witty humor, hint of taboo, and finding love when not looking for it. The imagery in this story is amazing. Having grown up in the MidWest, ice fishing was a big part of winter. I love how realistic and humorous this story is. The premise of trying to get her ex back through jealousy is fun, especially when it backfired and she (Maggie) found love in the process. Re-establishing priorities is something I took away from this book, along with a belly full of laughs. Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon both were spectacular in their performance of this book. I love their voices, and how they inflect realistic emotions. This book truly is an amazing listen. I loved Wait With Me featuring Miles, Maggie's brother, and think this one, Next In Line might even be better!

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  • Diane S.
  • Everett, MA, United States
  • 15-01-19

A great balance of rom and com!!

Next In Line is a super fun RomCom with a great balance of rom and com!!

Maggie is trying to remake herself to win back the guy who dumped her on Christmas morning. She had this big plan for her perfect life and didn’t want to lose her chance. She shows up in Marv’s Bait Shop aiming to learn how to ice fish and prove that she is not “basic”.
Sam is trying to keep a step back and not fall for this spark plug who just happens to be his best friend’s little sister. But it’s not long before he is caught up in Maggie’s lure...hook, line and sinker!

“I feel like I shouldn’t be teaching you how to snowboard. I should be teaching you how to know your worth.”

I thoroughly enjoyed Next In Line. It is a standalone RomCom but heavily features Miles and Kate from Wait With Me. And Wait With Me is SO Good I really suggest starting with that book it will only make reading Next In Line an even better experience.
I listened to Next In Line on audiobook as a reread and LOVED it even more with the amazing narration by Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton!!
-4.5 Stars!!-

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HOOKED! Line and Sinker!

Amy Daws' books are becoming one of my auto-buys when it audiobooks downloads! This is my third of hers, and they simply get better and better! Next in Line doesn’t disappoint!
24-year-old Maggie is on a journey of self-discovery & growth when she drives through Boulder, Colorado. Noticing people Ice Fishing, she decides to try her hand at it! (she’s more courageous than me, I tell you!!)
This leads to the sweetest and most unique 'meet cute’ EVER!
Enter Sam! (swoon! Whom, I am totally willing to freeze my nips off for btw)
When Sam hears a guy's vulgar exchange with Maggie, his chivalrous side bursts out!! (What I wouldn’t do for a bit of that!) Their journey begins, and oh my goodness, what a great ride it is!! Heartwarming, funny and full of loveable personalities.
Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon's narration is simply amazing! Their differentiation between female and male dialogue is pure perfection, easy on the ears, as with some narrators, it’s just PAINFUL to listen to.
These two make a magnificent team. Teddy’s deep and sexy tone had my toes curling, and Erin's delivery and resonance for the male dialogue makes you forget it’s a female delivering it!! I can’t recommend this enough.
5*

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  • Angiee
  • Texas United States
  • 24-03-19

Love this book

I love this story with Sam and Maggie, their chemistry is off the charts.. This is an opposites attract and a bit of an age difference. I can not say this enough... I love this book.. and Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton made this book come to live with the narration. You will not be disappointed.

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Romantic comedy at its best

Who can make a story based around ice fishing one of my favourite reads of the year so far? Amy Daws, that’s who. I’m sure she could write a book about watching paint dry and still have me laughing out loud, because I swear, I had a smile on my face throughout this whole book. Sam and Maggie were hilarious together, they complemented each other perfectly both in and out of the bedroom. Forbidden romance, for want of a genre, or maybe brother’s best friend. You get the gist. Maggie wants to win back the heart of the mans she loves, Sam is willing to help her. After all he’s a commitment phobe, nothing serious is going to come out of this. Right? Yes. Famous last words. We also get to see lots of Miles and Kate from book 1 which adds further to the enjoyment (Miles is Maggie’s big brother). I don’t know what, if anything, is coming next in this series, but I’m living in hope for more. Romantic comedy at its best, narrated superbly by Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton.

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Love love this story!!

Omg. This story is just so amazing. I love Ms Daws stories but this is my first audiobook by her and I have to tell you she chose the narrateors perfectly. I read the book before I listened to it. I know I know. But that’s what I do. And omg. Their voices sounded almost identical in my head. Simply amazing.

The story line is a perfect rom-com. But it grips at your heart too and makes you feel all the feels. And the sparks? Whoooh *blushes* are everywhere.

I definitely recommend this book. And what is best? You can read/listen to it as a standalone! Winner!

5 amazing stars!

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Fun with beards and ice fishing!



This was a fun listen, totally engaging with a couple who weren’t perfect by any means but I felt invested quite quickly. There were many laugh out loud moments, with dialogue that lightened my day.

This is a tale of age difference, small town ruggedness, beards, ice-fishing and evolution. The heroine, Maggie was slightly annoying and superficial; she seemed young and a little spoilt. Sam, her brother’s best friend, was mature in age and life experience, he was also a stand-up guy but a bit of a commitment-phobe. They did make for fun listening and it was definitely a case of opposites argue or maybe attract.

Maggie never really won my heart but Sam certainly did. The chemistry between these two was sparking (there’s a pun in there if you read this). The storyline itself was adventure-driven, secretive and entertaining.

I liked the narration, Teddy Hamilton was all ease to listen to. Erin Mallon was sometimes as enjoyable and sometimes a little whiney. Overall, this dual narration worked.

I voluntarily listened to a copy of this audiobook from the author.

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 10-01-19

✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

Amy Daws does it again! I loved Wait with Me so I was anticipating the release of Next in Line and it was everything I wanted it to be. I can't decide if I love Sam more than Miles but they are both PERFECT! Maggie is a little lost and has her priorities a little messed up but she figures it out, She is a really fun & spunky character. I'll admit I wanted to smack some sense into her a few times. I loved the meet cute in this book, it was funny and the chemistry was so strong! Sam is a great guy, he is sweet and protective with a smart, mature head on his shoulders. I love mature characters in books and low drama, especially dislike drama just to give a story some excitement and Amy's level of drama is perfect for me.

The narration was PERFECT!!! Erin & Teddy are my favorites so I knew it would be amazing!

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  • Abby
  • 14-01-19

Get ready to be grabbed by these characters, hook, line and sinker!

I loved how Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton brought these characters to life! I was excited to get Sam’s story. Maggie came into his life unexpectedly and knocked him off his feet. He was immediately drawn to her and I found myself smiling to myself and laughing out loud at their meet cute. They didn’t know each other but they were drawn to one another. Poor Maggie had a rough go of it and was trying to prove something to her ex. Sam got caught up in her pursuit. Not that he was complaining! I enjoyed the ease they had with one another and when they put two-and-two together and learned who they were, they had to reevaluate some. But Sam didn’t let that deter him from getting to know Maggie and spending time with her. Their story was sweet, sexy, fun and exciting. I think you’ll also fall for this book hook, line and sinker! Be sure not to miss out and grab your copy!

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 07-02-19

Love It!!

Amy Daws never fails to deliver! She packs humor into every situation. I laugh soo much in her books that I have a side ache. Next in Line was no different. I absolutely loved the chemistry and dynamic between the characters. I also loved that we got to enjoy Myles and Kate in this as well. I love the world she has created here. Fantastic read and well worth a credit.

Narration is crazy good! Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton Blow me away. They own these roles and never look back! I would listen to Erin Mallon all day long. You can never go wrong with these two!

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  • bookbruin
  • 06-03-19

Hook, Line, and Sinker!

Overall 4.5 stars

What a fun follow up to Wait with Me! Brother's best friend is such a great trope, and this slow burn romantic comedy was just what I needed. Sam and Maggie's meeting at Marv's bait shop was hilarious and hooked me right in. ;) This is book 2 in the interconnected series, but can definitely be enjoyed as a standalone (though characters from the previous book do appear).

I really loved Sam! He was gruff and standoffish, but underneath was a sweet, big teddy bear. He seriously makes me reconsider my feelings about gingers! LOL He did make some mistakes along the way and got a bit demanding towards the end (his now or never declaration in the alley really irked me), but overall I really liked him. His devotion to his family and business was really admirable, even if it held him back emotionally. Unfortunately, it took me longer to warm up to Maggie. I understand that she's fresh out of college and only 22, but she just came across way over the top and really naive. I recognize that her character needed to realize that she didn't need to be anyone but herself to be happy, but it took her a really long time and I was pretty much done by that point. Both her and Sam had specific plans for how they envisioned their lives and it caused them to really have tunnel vision. The build up between them was so good though and I loved that they opened themselves up and dropped the masks when they were together. I appreciated the message that it might not always be a fairy tale, but to be truly seen is worth so much more.

Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon were perfect again in this hilarious romcom. They always sound incredible and complement each other so well. They are one of my very favorite narrating duos! I am still dying from Hamilton saying, "the change" LOL Their male and female voices are amazing, though I did have some problem with Maggie's chapter at the end, differentiating between Sterling and Sam. Overall, a really enjoyable listen that will put a smile on your face!

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 13-01-19

5 Stars for Sparky and Sam

A great follow up to Wait With Me. Sam is Miles best friend and boss at Tire Depot who unknowingly stumbles on Miles sister Maggie aka Sparky at Marv's Bait and Tackle. He decides he will help her with her project of getting back her ex and then finds out who she is. They work hard to keep the fact that they've met from Miles and in the meantime continue their playful relationship and begin to fall for each other, Narration of course is awesome. I can't wait for the next installment of this series.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 06-02-19

MAGGIE AND SAM!!! LOVED IT!!!

I am loving Tires Tires Tires!!! Maggie and Sam were great together...I felt kind of bad for Maggie in the beginning, doing all this outdoorsy stuff to win back a man..but I knew once she slid into Sams hands she was going to be alright...I hope her and Sam and Miles and Kate have a double wedding some day and we get en epic HEA for them both with babies and lots of love!!! Thanks Amy Daws!! You Rock...and the narration was amazing!! LOVED IT!! RECOMMEND IT!!

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  • Mandy Smith @AudiobookObsessionReviewGroup
  • 15-01-19

Fun, sweet, and hot.

This book was so much fun. It takes place in Boulder during the winter and it brought me right back to my own visit there. Had I read this book first I would have attempted ice fishing and silo climbing. Amy Daws described this adventurous romance in such a fun way that it make me want to try some of the things described. Great story and my first book of hers. Of course the narrators are top notch!!!

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  • Ginger
  • 15-01-19

Perfect

Such a great listen, and it came in the right time for m, after not being able to finish 5 audiobooks in a row. started to lose hope there. Than Sam and Meg came- amazing chemistry and storyline, great narration.
loved loved loved it!

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  • Tina Arnold
  • 14-01-19

Sexy Sam is credit worthy.

The narration on this book was spot on. I absolutely loved Sam. There was nothing about Sam that was unappealing to me. I love a ginger bearded man. There was about a 10 year age gap between Maggie and Sam. You could definitely feel that in the book. He was trying to lead her to the realization of knowing her own worth without telling her what to do. The only reason that this book got 4 instead of 5 stars is because it took Maggie way too long to know her worth. I am still not sure she knew it at the end of the book.(((Slight spoiler ahead----> Let's just say that her ex-Sterling never got told off by Maggie. He gets it from Sam, but it would have been more fulfilling had Maggie stood up for herself and been the one to punch him especially after what he says right before Sam's fist flies))). Definitely a funny, sexy read that I would recommend, but like Sam and Kate, you will have to have some patience with Maggie to get to the end. Looking forward to the next. I hope it is Lindsey and Dr. Dick--because that could be hilarious. #knowyourworth #SexySam

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  • Christina B.
  • 14-01-19

I wanna be Next In Line!!!

Holy bearded ginger swoon.... This book is so good y'all! It's funny, Sam is so swoon-worthy, Maggie is sassy and determined and I loved hearing about Miles and Kate again <3
I will def be re-listening to this one.
Also, while Erin and Teddy were awesome as per usual, Teddy's voice seemed deeper on this one, which made Sam even more swoony. Loved, loved, loved it!!!! 5 ice-fishing stars!!!

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