Lindsey Hilliard flees her charmed life in New York, searching for answers after her fiancé's betrayal fills her with self-doubt. Unfortunately, her rented Malibu home is next door to Levi Hardy, the sexy but insufferable man who humiliated her years ago.
Hardened by a grim past he keeps concealed, Levi prefers maintaining a comfortable distance from folks, especially a nosy princess like Lindsey. But then a motorcycle collision brings him to his knees, forcing him to accept her assistance with his recovery. Sparks begin to fly when the woman who doesn't believe in herself teaches the cynic how to have faith in others. Levi realizes his body will recover, but his heart won't if Lindsey returns to the ex who wants her back.
In the biggest gamble of his life, Levi teaches her to trust her own voice, and hopes she'll use it to say good-bye to her past and hello to a future with him.
©2014 Jamie Beck (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I like Amy Rubinate and that was one reason I ordered this book, the trouble for me was the narration. When I read that there are two narrators (man and woman) I expect the man to read the man's narration and the woman to read the woman's narration, that is not what happened with this book. In this book, every other chapter was in the person of one of the characters and the narrator read the entire chapter. It took a lot away from the story, in my opinion.
Other than that, it was a pretty good story, with a unique premise. I think I would like it much better if I had read the book and if the story moved along a little more quickly.
Jamie is a fabulous writer. Please give her other books a listen you will not be disappointed.
The female narrator ruined this experience for me. Buy the paperback.
I heard of the audio version after reading the book. The male narrator for Levi was southern and enjoyable enough to really embrace his character. The narrator for Lindsey was more nasal and sounded midwestern rather than from Connecticut. I didn't enjoy her whiny tone as I didn't view Lindsey quite as whiny while reading the book first. Embracing the opportunity to hear a version of
Levi was my favorite with the narration. He was a sweet, struggling character who made amazing transformation throughout the book. I love how he really was clear with his actions and intentions. Levi could be trusted.
I would pick Will over Amy, although I would be willing to give her a chance as another character from the midwest. She needed to work on her "yankee" dialect.
The journey of discovering who you are in the fullest potential can be challenging, but absolutely worth it.
I love this author after discovering this book. I have since signed up to follow her on facebook and have pre-ordered her next book.
The story is perfect! It's contemporary romance but with quite an interesting premise that sets it apart from others in the genre.
I don't really like male narrators and male narrators doing female voices make me gag. Amy Rubinate was great. Will Damron I struggled with. The book is told from alternate POVs with both narrators doing both male and female voices. Might have been better if they had Amy doing all the dialogue for Lindsey and Will doing all the dialogue for Levi. With the narration handled by both of them depending on whose POV it was at the time.
This was a well written book. The story was great about trust and breaking down barriers. I originally didn't think I could finish bc of the female voice but eventually I got used to it. It was also weird the male voice doing some female voicing but I don't see any other way they could have done it. Anyways. I loved the story. Another good book with a happy ending and I appreciate that.
Good storyline and even better ending. Narrators are great & can't wait to hear them together again. Will Damrow sounded alot like Matthew McConaughey, which made the narration even better.
I really liked the story, but had to adjust to the narrators. almost stopped listening in the beginning, but over time they grew on me. At first was really excited about 2 narrators, but think there was a missed opportunity to use that to their full advantage
"Okay, but nothing special"
I've enjoyed a number of Jamie Beck's other books, but I thought this story was a bit cliche and I never really got invested in the characters. It passed the time, but wasn't anything special. I'm unlikely to listen to it a second time.
"In the cards"
Really enjoyed this book and the male narrator was great, however the female narrator has an incredibly annoying voice.
"a must read"
The story drew me in and I could not wait to see what happens to the character's
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