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Loving Lauren Audiobook

Loving Lauren: The West, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand-acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. What she doesn't have time for is someone who will only complicate her life further.

Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.

©2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders

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    Mary-jane Hornoi 06-22-16
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    "Slow"

    It was nice, but not especially exciting or even romantic. I thought of it as a first grade reader! I would have returned it but was driving and needed something to listen to!
    Wish it weren't so.......

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-16 Member Since 2015

    Kindle fire is my favorite device every! Reading is my favorite pastime

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    "Lauren and chase"

    Secret marriage for 7 years. Love the western setting. Great storyline. Easy read excited for book 2. If you are looking for mild mystery and easy romance. This book is fantastic. Loved it.

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    L Kowalewski 01-09-16
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    "Chasing Love"
    Any additional comments?

    Lauren and Chase are friends since school. When Lauren's dad dies, Chase comes up with a way that Lauren can continue to run their ranch and take care of her sisters. Years later, Chase returns and he begins to fight for Lauren's love. She feels that she needs to do it all on her own, even though her sisters have been willing to help over the years. Chase is determined to let her realize that there is love between them. Once she does open her heart to him, sparks fly and they begin to build a solid relationship that they know will last a lifetime!

    "I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review."

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    Cyn 12-19-15
    Cyn 12-19-15
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    "Steady and sweet"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was an ok ending would have liked to have seen more of their future


    Did Roy Samuelson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I wasn't all the way happy with his female voices but it he did a good job


    Could you see Loving Lauren being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No it was an ok read/listen but I do not see this as a movie not enough mystery


    Any additional comments?

    This was a cute sweet read it isn't one that you will remember for long it will not stay with you. There is nothing to set it off and keep in your mind. The author gives you great characters that you will like. I had a hard time believing some of it but it does go well with the story. I do not see this as every happening in real life.

    Lauren loses her mother in a terrible way and years later as she turns 18 she loses her father. She must stand up and take over along with taking care of her sisters who are underage she must raise them, run the ranch and find away to keep it and her family together. Finding out her father owed money was a shock even more of a shock was the plan Chase put into play as he left town. Lauren is a very independent woman, as well as headstrong. With Chase returning she will have to decide a few things and their secrets must come out.

    Chase has come home to stay he now wants to take up with Lauren where they left off. He must get her on the same page as he is. He does his best to show her how much he cares taking the money she saved to pay him back into fixing her place up. Which sets her off and leaves him doing some toe stepping to get his way.

    Roy Samuelson did a good job of narration making you feel the emotions of the characters. I did not think his female voices were the greatest but you have no trouble knowing who was speaking and how they felt. There is no background noise and if he took a break you could not tell. I would listen to more audio's from this narrator, he isn't my favorite but worth your time to give a listen to.

    The author takes you though the steps of these two overcoming their issues, she puts a little mystery into it but not enough for me to want to read again. I would like to know how the sister lives works out but not enough to buy either the book or the audio. It was a cute read that I enjoyed. I did chuckle a time or two but there was nothing that reached out and grabbed me throughout this read. Give the book a listen or read it and decide for yourself. I wasn't sorry I had read it just expected more from this author.

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    Khubb wisconsin 12-16-15
    Khubb wisconsin 12-16-15 Member Since 2013

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    "great read"

    I really enjoyed this story. The characters are great. The story is unique. The narration is excellent. I definitely recommend it and all of Jill's books.

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    angie sagredo PASADENA, TX, US 11-12-15
    angie sagredo PASADENA, TX, US 11-12-15
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    "love it!"

    can't wait for the next book! I would highly recommend this book and series. I love Jill Sanders!

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    Terri L Cole 11-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved hearing this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Loving Lauren to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. I loved listening to this book and will definitely listen to it again


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Loving Lauren?

    Chase rescuing Lauren from Cabin fire


    Which character – as performed by Roy Samuelson – was your favorite?

    Chase. Loved how dedicated he is to Lauren


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

    Yes. I listened to it in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    This book had me hooked from the first paragraph. Not a slow read.

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    The Book Junkie Reads . . . United States 01-27-15
    The Book Junkie Reads . . . United States 01-27-15 Member Since 2015

    The Book Junkie Reads. . .

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    "Sweet, steady, relaxing sentuallity"

    Lauren, Alexis, and Haley has had a hard beginnjng. The opening is heartbreaking. It makes you want to know what's next.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    vancouverquilter 07-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Dumb, diddy dumb, dumb. Dumb! Dumb!"

    This is a predictable story made absurd by a heroine who has no gumption. She's wishy-washy, all over the place and can't make up her mind or define her own rules. She's mad enough to assault her "friend" and ditsy enough to demand he kiss her - all in the same paragraph. The narrator did well with what he had to work with but nothing can save this one!!!!! I can't finish it as it would be a horrible waste of time. Don't waste yours.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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