For Ceejay Lovejoy, life in Perfect, Indiana, has been anything but. Abandoned by her parents and left pregnant by her boyfriend, Ceejay has had to fight every step of the way to carve out a future for herself and her daughter. She swears off men for good - until the day Noah Langford appears on her doorstep.
Noah narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg, returning home to the news that his stepbrother, Matt, has died in a car accident. It is the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul - until he learns about the girlfriend and baby Matt abandoned. Suddenly Noah has a new mission: to make amends with the family his brother rejected.
From the moment he meets Ceejay, her beauty and warmth act like a balm on his fractured heart. But when a painful secret comes to light, it threatens to break the fragile bond growing between them...and to destroy a love powerful enough to heal them both.
©2012 Barbara Longley (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
great love story
learning to live with meager supplies
don't remember the names.... but the young man
almost, had trouble putting it down
Every once in a while I want a romance. This is a good romance. I liked the characters, the story, the setup with the dead brother and materialistic grandparents. You knew from the beginning what was going to happen, and it did, and all's right with the world. It's not a book you would sit down and just listen to, but it is great for waiting in line, or painting, or cleaning the kitchen. I found it quite satisfying for that.
Great Story - however the narrator leave much to be desired. Everytime she says "to" it sounds like she is reading from a script.
no - over a couple of days
Average says it all. Just an ok story, the narrator was just ok. Too much story not enough romance for my tastes. It was just a sweet story with a HEA ending.
The character development and voice recordings were really enjoyable and really had me looking forward to my next opportunity to listen.
The transformation of both families to unite into one.
Her voice couldn't have been a more perfect match for this story.
I didn't finish listening to the story as the narration was very hard to listen to.
Not every letter and syllable needs to be pronounced.
The story is good and I would like to know how concludes; but not worth the irritation.
Its real life for many people. The story line makes you feel like you are there in Perfect.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
What a pleasant surprise!! I have never listened to this author before and I am really glad that I did. I didn't expect much because I got this book on sale and some of the reviews were a bit negative. I don't know why because on Amazon the book had great reviews
I really like the male character in this book, Noah. He was a wounded veteran of the Iraq war. He is compassionate, strong and smart. He falls in love with the heroine. He is convinced that he is broken not only because of his physical disability, but because of his PTSD.
The heroine is CJ. She is also broken. Her mother abandoned her, her baby daddy left her pregnant and she thinks everyone in this very small town pities her. She wants to move to a large city where no one knows her and start a new life with her daughter.
Things transpire and these two end up together. It is a very nice romance.
This is an enjoyable listen that is well written. No cliff hanger - thank God for that. Check it out.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Unabridged audiobook length: 9 hrs and 56 mins. Swearing language: moderate including religious swear words, but rarely used. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 2. Setting: current day Perfect, Indiana. Book copyright: 2012. Genre: contemporary romance.
I love Kate Rudd and she did a good job with this story
A better story!
I seriously doubt it.
The relationship between CJ and Noah is probably the most dysfunctional and poorly written I have ever read. From the beginning Noah tried to manipulate CJ and "handle" her by passive aggressively forcing her into doing what he wanted without regard to her thoughts and feelings. I was hoping that this would be satire! The way everyone dismissed CJ's role and rights as a mother and pushed her for access to her daughter was appalling. And the fact that CJ got "upset" but just let everyone handle her...I just can't even review it coherently. I couldn't even make it to the end of the book. I have never turned off an audiobook because I was so mad at the story - but I did with this book. If CJ ended up with Noah after he tried to handle and mansplain how to raise her daughter and what was best for them I think I would have screamed. I am now mad all over again after typing out the review.
I wish there was a way I could get my time back. This book should be required reading for all high school girls so they know what red-flag behavior to look for in men before they get into serious relationships. Is he like Noah? RUN.
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