The New York Times best-selling author of On Dublin Street, Down London Road, and Before Jamaica Lane returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to trust in the future.
When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D'Alessandro five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved - and the only man she's ever been with. After one intense night of giving in to temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.
Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco's life - something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they're meant to be together.
But just when Marco thinks they're committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she's been hiding from him - a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again.
©2014 Samantha Young (P)2014 Penguin Audio
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
I love all the books in this series and I was really looking forward to this book. I don't know if this book fell a little short for me because I had a hard time with the narrator or that I felt the story had no momentum but I was left wanting and had to push myself through this book which is weird as I've listened to the others in this series multiple times because I loved them so much.
I will still continue to get books by this author as I think this book was an anomaly for me and I love the authors work, just not sure I will get this narrator again as she didn't work well for me. I loved the narrator on the other 3 books, I felt they were excellent picks and I enjoyed the change in narrator. I thought it gave each person's story their own voice.
The narrator is HORRIBLE! I had an extremely difficult time getting through it. She is reading what is suppose to be a hot, sexy story like you would a nursery rhyme to children. The inflection is all wrong, the pace is painfully slow and the Scottish accent is weak. Big fail on the publisher's part on casting the narrator, especially considering how fantastic the other three books were preformed.
The story is a bit predictable but still with some hot scenes. But I didn't just fall in love with the characters in this one the way I did with the previous three books. I found Marco's sudden reappearance and devotion to waiver on the "seriously?" side while Hannah's naivety could be slightly obnoxious. But there are a couple twists that kept me going. Overall, not nearly as good as her other three but because they were so hard to put down I did want to finish this one.
I am a full time student. I love to read but have no time to read for fun; audible is the perfect solution to that.
I had to listen to this at 1.5x speed and the narration still felt slow.
Not impressed by the story; I guessed her "secret" pretty quickly and the story ended very abruptly.
My least favourite of the series
Im sorry, but the narration was terrible. I found it to be very distracting from the story line.
Her accent and the way she spoke.
I enjoyed the first 3 novels.
All business but contemporary fun!
She whispered the whole book out. It was unfortunate because it ruined most fun parts. Maybe the author decided to pick this narrator to offset the more intense sex scenes in the book compared to the prior ones, but I disagree with the approach.
My biggest issue with this book is that I don't believe that the couple could forgive what they did to each other in real life. Over-dramatized breakup has its consequences and if I wanted to related to Hanna, the easy forgiveness she gives Marco spoils it for me.
Samantha is a great writer, I hope she keeps up the quality of her prior work (please!). Don't rush it!
No, terrible narration and story very predictable and boring.
No, but I recommend the other Dublin St. books.
It was difficult to tell which character was speaking.
Return the book.
Do not use Chloe Lynn to narrate -- basically, all her voices sound the same.
Well it's 2014 & since 2010 I've listened to over 600 books - I'm a confectionary artist of Just Get Baked & audible helps my every day!
I loved this series and I loved Marco HOWEVER...I had a hard time with this one. I won't go into great details but Hanna was painted in my mind a particular way from the first three books, and I understand things that happen in life can and will change a person....however, sadly knowing exactly what she went through....I truly feel that a persons true being behind the hurt will still be there and shine through. Evven being guarded, and keeping to yourself, your entire being wont be witchy 24/7. Now, there were moments in the classroom that felt right, but anywhere else was hard to grasp. I really could not find the Hanna before anywhere. Even Joss, or Joe who had troubled pasts, had moment of kindness or had moment of clarity and the voice in their head to correct their bitchyness.....but not Hanna, well a few times that she would say it was unreasonable but was quick to say what ever, I'm bithcy anyways...it was weird......She stayed in a funk, was outwordly unkind, and extremly selfish with no remorse which I found very hard to grasp. I really wanted to hear Hanna & Marco's story but I think Samantha Young might have been in a rut or something. She kept repeating her selfish thoughts, just rewording it over and over...Hanna was simply witchy and unrealistic to the point I was really cursing her selfishness. Now, don't get me wrong I WILL CONTINUE TO THE NEXT BOOK ABSOLUTELY....but I really hope the characters dont continually "think" the same thing over and over and over and repeatedly react before asking for an explanation. I understand a few times to build angst, but geesh....things happened over and over and the reactions to them without clarification was causing me to turn it off for a bit simply out of irritation with the obvious. My biggest issue was the fact that at no point did anyone say "you never told"...that person.....and you continually are punishing them! Argh!I still love the series and the all the men! They do stupid things and the women are pretty idiotic at times but - thats all in a great series to keep you listening! Now on o the next!!!!
The story just dragged! To many refusals from the girl... some of the reasons were ridiculous and redundant.
I'm Downloading Cole's story...
Not much... She sounded monochromatic and waaayyyy to sweet. Couldn't wait for the book to end.
Disappointment. the other 3 had been really good
I'm scared to check who the narrator of Cole's book is....
I love this series and the previous voice actors were exciting and entertaining and made me sit on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what was happening next. Although I did enjoy this story it was very slow and then combined with the narrators voice I found my mind wondering and myself getting very sleepy.
The narrator has a very pleasant sleepy voice and she spends the whole book assisting you to get a really good nights sleep. Even the hot steamy parts are read in a sleepy relaxing voice and I can't tell the difference between which characters are speaking because they all sound the same. She will every now and then attempt a not so authentic Scottish accent but it is not consistent.
The previous audible books were awesome but fans of this series should probably read the text version of this story and skip the audible unless you go into it with no expectations of fantastic voice acting.
The real story line. Life is hard, and this is a love story that works through the hard stuff. I really loved seeing Hannah as a grown up.
Finding out Hannah's secret. I did not see that one coming like I did Marco's. I think that I actually gasped.
I never cried but I did laugh out loud a couple of times and there were definitely some surprised gasps.
Samantha Young is a great storyteller. I have absolutely loved this group of books and hope there are a couple more to come.
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