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Summary

To stay sane, Andie Tilly must keep her mind on her work. Her job as a pediatric occupational therapist is the perfect distraction from the unspeakable tragedy she experienced as a child. But when she meets alternative-energy magnate Rhys Griffiths and his autistic toddler, Will, she quickly realizes her heart will never be the same. Especially when her name becomes Will's first word.

After accepting a position as a live-in therapist for Will, Andie steels herself against the appeal of the disconcertingly attractive - and attracted - Rhys. But their chemistry can no longer be denied, and their heated affair seems destined for happily ever after. A destiny Andie's terrified to embrace.

When Andie's guilt, Rhys's awkwardness, and the abrupt appearance of an erratic ex threaten to dismantle their delicately blooming relationship, they must decide if love is worth the challenge. Can Andie and Rhys find their way back to each other? Or will the demons of the past simply prove too strong?

©2017 Joanne Southwell (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Brilliant.

I could not stop listening to this book. Funny and heartwarming. I would definitely recommend it.

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  • 13-06-17

Great for Ronance Lovers!

I enjoyed the narrator. She has a great voice, really separated the characters, and acted out the mood of each characters voice exquisitely. The story is fun, with just enough angst and romance.

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  • Marci
  • 22-11-18

The First Word is less about Autism...

...and more about a love story. It’s not my cup of tea. I expected to read a story about an autistic boy, but it turned out to be more about a traumatized woman looking for love and acceptance. Also, it’s 3rd POV, which I despise. If you’re into sappy love stories, you’ll love it!!!

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  • Tammy F
  • 22-10-18

A story worth reading.

Enjoyable and kept me interested, having a special needs child and a mother that could rival satan.

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  • Sarah Howson
  • 14-07-18

A happy ending love story!

A poignant story of a loss and love and hope! Narrator has grown on me.

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  • Armando
  • 07-01-18

Charming

The story is predictable but I found it charming. The characters were well developed. It was a lovely way to start 2018.

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  • 08-11-17

Don’t bother listening to this!

Terrible book. Not well read. Very disappointed. It was an interesting premise. Very poorly written.

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  • supplement user
  • 05-11-17

a delicious romance

Really enjoyed the unpredictable love story and the narration was perfect. Also loved the happy ending.

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  • KC
  • 09-10-17

interesting and informative

If you desire a book that not only entertains but also subtly informs you, this is your book. The characters are flawed and each have their own character progression. Many issues and conditions are given the spotlight and a deserving modicum of facts. If you are looking for a lighter romp through the non-fiction tomes then look elsewhere or challenge yourself a little bit.

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  • Annette
  • 12-09-17

Awesome!!!

This book is well worth the money ;) The length is Awesome and the book is well written!!!

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  • Tonisha
  • 04-09-17

Very mediocre, kind of annoying

The book would have been better with 2 narrators. The valley girl voice grew very irritating. I struggled to fijnish this book. Also, the characters had no depth and I didn't feel like the main character was very likeable. Furthermore, the sex scenes in a story that centers around a special needs child was disturbing. I won't listen to anything by this narrator or author again.