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Summary

Like his parents Andy and Laura Friessen, Gabriel knows what it means to face an impossible situation. When he puts up an ad looking for a roommate, he never expects to meet a down-on-her-luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat a county. The only problem is she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after and sees falling in love as a mistake only fools make. But Gabriel can’t stop thinking about her, wanting her, and is determined to show her the road to love isn’t as dangerous as she believes. 

Did you miss the other books in this big family romance series? Start with the worldwide best seller The Forgotten Child, translated into German and French, and coming soon to Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese.

©2018 Lorhainne Ekelund (P)2019 Lorhainne Ekelund

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Very Sweet!

I enjoyed listening to this book. It was sweet and satisfying with flawed relatable characters and a wonderful happily ever after. It was my first book by Lorhainne Eckhart and I was happy to see that it was part of a larger series focusing on a very large family.

Elizabeth is a single mother down on her luck thanks to her crazy, stalkerish ex. Gabriel has a house he is renovating and living in and needs a housemate to manage the expenses of his project. It may seem like a match made in heaven but there is the ex to contend with as well as their personal issues. I do wish that there was more of a gradual buildup from Elizabeth and Gabriel's initial attraction to the actual start of their relationship. Considering their personal issues, their relationship started a little suddenly for me.

Lili Dubuque does a great job narrating the book. She is able to give the characters voices that match their descriptions and personality.

Overall, this book definitely a feel-good, sweet romance.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • G C
  • 19-03-21

ANOTHER GREAT READ!

I have enjoyed every book! This book was full of drama and romance! The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot! I look forward to reading the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 02-01-20

The First Time I Saw You

Gabriel is out on his own and wants to work things out without needing his family to help. When he decides to rent out a room in his house to help cover expenses, he gets so much more than he expected.

Such a sweet story... Lorhainne Eckhart knows how to pull you right in while still keeping it real.

Lili Dubuque did a lovely job with the narration. A very enjoyable listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Brandy
  • 28-12-19

awesome audiobook

I love the authors writing style and the way she brings the characters together and works the storyline. I loved listening to it on audible.thank you

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  • Jeanne A Kotsios
  • 24-09-19

Fantastic

I just loved everything about this listen it was everything I love in a great love a must listen

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-06-19

AWESOME

This Book was AWESOME. Love this series and this book. Audible makes this book come to life. A Must Read and Listen to book.

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  • Diane OBrien
  • 31-03-19

Heartwarming Story

I love the stories of the Friessen and this one was no exception. It draws you in right from the start and kept me so interested I never wants to turn it off.

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 24-03-19

Sweet, yet hot story about young love.

The Friessens books are full of alpha male heroes coming to the aid of down-on-their-luck women and I really enjoy reading and/or listening to the stories. The First Time I Saw You is about Gabriel, Andy and Laura's son. He rents a room in his house to Elizabeth and her daughter, Shaunty. When he finds out that Elizabeth's ex is bothering her he begins to feel very protective even though they've only just met.

Reader's who don't care for insta-love type stories may not like this one but I know real-life couples who fell in love in less than a week and remained married until one of them passed away so this kind of story doesn't bother me at all.

This is the third book I've listened to performed by Lili Dubuque and I really loved listening to her voice. Her smooth, lilting tones were very soothing and calming and helped make the time I had to spend doing chores must less tedious.

All of the books in The Friessens series are great romantic stories and this one is no exception. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

I received a free Audible code from the author but this review was voluntary and not influenced by the free gift.

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  • brenda hodges
  • 17-03-19

Great book

I love this series so much the family and how protective they are over each other and how they protect the women that they love this is a great book nice clean wholesome a book for anyone to read loved it can’t wait till the next