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Saving Private Blue

A Soldier to Love, Book 1
Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

Savannah St. Claire grew up in a town where she was constantly bullied. Her only friends were brothers Billy and Travis Blue. The three of them were inseparable.

Billy Blue joined the Army when he turned 18 and was deployed to Afghanistan soon after. Four years later, Billy returns home and things are forever changed for this man who heroically fought for his country. He not only has to overcome his physical limitations, but he must confront his feelings for Savannah. With his confidence broken, he comes to the realization that there could be no way she would ever love him enough to look past the scars he possesses both inside and out.

What happens when two brothers love the same woman? Can broken hearts be mended? Will true love prevail above all else?

©2014 Nicole Garcia (P)2016 Nicole Garcia

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great story

This is a brilliant story with all the feels. Beautifully written and heart warming. A brilliant second chance Romance.
Highly recommended.
The narration brought the book to life. Brilliant job.

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Loved this!

Fantastic listen from one of my favorite author and narrator pairings! Fantastic story and characters, I wanted to keep listening to find out what was going to happen next. Loved the narrators! I love duet style narrations and these to flow so well together, they really brought the characters to life. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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He left to serve his country, but before he did he broke the heart of the girl of his dreams, now he’s back and is determined to win her back also.
Kai Kennicott & Wen Ross tell you this story with all the feels, joy, sorrow, sadness, and an undying love, between to souls that even a separation and one mans stupidity couldn’t stop.

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Saving Private Blue

If you’re looking for a second chance romance with a military background, then this is the perfect book for you! I loved listening to this book and know others will also.

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Attention!!

I enjoyed this so much. This book brought so many memories of my time in the services. Nicole really touched on how often some of us come home after serving. Some scars are seen and unseen. I enjoy the love a person who wants to stick to you during the good and the bad. Using their love to heal all those wounds. Seen and unseen. This story touched my heart so much. Loved the narrators voices. They drew me in so deep.

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Savannah and Billy along with his brother Travis were inseparable. Savannah and Billy had a relationship until Billy joined the military and told Savannah it was over and ceased all contact with her. Now he is back and thinks Savannah will not want him because of his injuries. But there is another problem Travis has developed feelings for Savannah and wants her for hisself. Can Billy win Savannah back or has his years of ignoring her sent her into the arms of his brother.
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2nd chance at love

This was a cute short listen. Savannah and Billy were high school sweethearts. He broke up with her to go to the Army. The characters were strong and could tell they belonged together.
Kai and Wen were amazing at narration. I could feel or sense the emotions of the characters through their voices.
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Very sweet short story

I loved the combination of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross, their narration worked beautifully together, they gave such emotion to the story.

This is a really sweet short story full of heartache and emotion. It captured me and pulled me along with it. I really enjoyed being able to see both points of view and get a behind the scenes look at what was going on and what each person was thinking.

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This great audio will save you

This story by Nicole will grab your heart , break it and put it back together. Nicole writes about what veterans go through. Their love and feelings towards the people they love , be is men or women . Nicole’s respect for the service people show in this story
Hero is a Billy. Heroine is Savannah
Bill is signed up for service, so he decides to break to end the relationship with Savannah just in case something happens to him . Savannah is heartbroken over that decision.
He advises his brother Travis to watch other her . Billy returns from the Army banged up , Savannah still loves Billy , she doesn’t know what to do . Savannah has two men that want a life with her but Savannah doesn’t know it .

Kai and Wen performance was great. Their performance made you feel like you were in the story . Voices are strong clear and smooth

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What a sweet story!!

Nicole Garcia is a favorite of mine. Her stories are always fun to read, and they are always pertinent. Savanna has loves Billy for a long time, but he broke her heart when he left for boot camp.

Billy lives Savanna, but he breaks it off because of where he’s going and what he’s doing. He doesn’t want her to suffer if something happens to him. But she has suffered, every day.

Four years later, he returns... she didn’t know he’s coming, and no one knew he’s been injured.

Will they still be in love and find the way back to each other?? Has Savanna moved on?? This book is well worth the listen! Kai and Wen Toss are awesome... as usual!!

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  • MeDi
  • 24-05-16

A soldier to love

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We meet a broken hearted Savannah, who was left behind by army boyfriend Billy. Billy left making Savannah believed he didn't love her any longer. Even after four years had passed, Savannah is still deeply in love with Billy. Hoping that one day Billy would come back and tell her he made the biggest mistake of her life, but he never did. A very good military love story.

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  • J and M
  • 08-06-16

Compelling yet not to heavy


I really enjoyed this book. This was a different book by Nicole Garcia than what I am used to. The characters felt more real. Not that they don't normally, but I really felt like so many soldiers and families could identify with the characters. I thought she did a great job of bringing the seriousness of veterans, military families, and what they face, into a sweet love story. It wasn't overly intense and she doesn't beat you over the head with it, but makes you think about the real life lives of these people. Great job. And, of course the narration by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross was wonderful. This is nice, sweet, short read that doesn't disappoint. I was provided this audiobook as an ARC.

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 16-11-16

Good quick listen

Who doesn't like a man in uniform? Nicole Garcia does a good job of bringing this story to life. It's a little bit angsty and a little bit steamy, but sweet at the same time. A second-chance story with a nice HEA. Definitely worth a listen.

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  • Danielle A
  • 13-07-16

Good Listen

Would you try another book from Nicole Garcia and/or Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ?

Yes. The book was good. I really love Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross and they are the reason I wanted to listen to this book.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There were some things I didn't like but they are personal preference. I think the book will be enjoyable to others the way it is.

Which character – as performed by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross – was your favorite?

I would love a story on Travis. He was a character that really stuck with me.

Any additional comments?

I liked this book. It was a short listen but it was enjoyable. I liked the Billy and Savannah as a couple. I liked the resolution to the story. I would definitely listen to another book from these narrators and would also be open to another book by this author. I would recommend this book if you want a short listen and a sweet story.

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  • Rosemary
  • 02-06-16

Saving Private Blue

If you could sum up Saving Private Blue in three words, what would they be?

thought provoking

What was one of the most memorable moments of Saving Private Blue?

not any one moment it all came together in an emotional story

Which scene was your favorite?

the first when he is reflecking and coming home sets the secene

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh and cry

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the narration was excellent and in a nutshell Billy came home from the war damaged. Can Savannah reach through his pain and troubled mind and rescue Billy? What aboutTravis, Billy's brother who stayed behind to take of mama and charged with watching over Savannah? What of Savannah herself? Billy broke her heart before he left, read and find out if Billy can or will be saved.
Billie comes homes damaged in many ways, will he heal himself and what of Savannah ??? get tie book an see

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 27-07-16

SAVANNAH HAS A KIND HEART AND SOUL!

What made the experience of listening to Saving Private Blue the most enjoyable?

it was a nice story...and the narration wa pretty good..

Who was your favorite character and why?

Savannah...she is a sweetheart

What does Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They bring the story to life...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

you definitely could its short and sweet!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This was a nice story about young love and war...Savannah and Billy were meant to be..but when Billy went into the military he tries to push Savannah away....Billy gets injured badly, and comes home angry and in almost constant pain...Savannah tries to runaway, but he comes to her and they can not resist one another...love always conquers all!

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  • Karen Hrdlicka
  • 29-04-20

Billy Don't Be a Hero

I love military reads and I really enjoy books by Nicole Garcia. This book pulled me in from the first page. Never fitting into her hometown, Billy and his brother, Travis were her friends and protectors. Billy and Savannah fell in love, but Billy felt called to the military and broke her heart by breaking up with her before he left. Travis still remained friends with Savannah and fell in love with her, but when his injured brother returns things get messy. While there is an eventual HEA, Ms. Garcia puts all three of them through the wringer before the end of the story.
Narrated by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross, both do an exceptional job of bringing Ms. Garcia's characters to life. Emotions run high in this story and both narrators pull the listeners into the feeling and action of the story.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 26-04-20

second chance

The best of intentions sometimes result in undesirable outcomes. I had empathy for all three main characters. The angst is palpable between these three! Lots of emotions and I was invested in these characters. The duet narration was great.
I voluntarily listened to a free copy and am giving an honest review.

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  • Amy G
  • 23-04-20

attention! you will not regret this listen!

nicole garcia is an amazing author! kai and wen are my new favorite narrators. You will not regret listening to this! i may be biased being an army veteran, but this has has aways been one of my favorite's of nicoles.

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 31-12-19

read second chance romance

I received this book for free for a honest review. This book was quick and sweet. The author did a great job of portraying a soldiers return home. The narrator's were awesome and brought the characters to life.

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