When I was 17 years old, I was told to stay away from Cole Devonport. Kids like him only ever meant trouble. I should have listened, but I didn't, and surprise, surprise, I was the one who got hurt. But escaping Cole didn't mean the end of my pain. Life has a way of screwing me over, and after joining the Army as a way of forgetting him, I suffered a loss I'll never recover from.
So now here I am, back in the town I ran away from, with my alcoholic father apparently looking after me.
The last thing I need is Cole showing up on my doorstep because nothing has changed - with his prison tattoos and don't-screw-with-me edge, Cole Devonport still means trouble.
No Second Chances is a stand-alone, second chance, contemporary romance. It is a full length novel with no cliff-hanger!
©2016 Marissa Farrar (P)2016 Marissa Farrar
At the age of 17, Gabi Weston, the female lead, left her life without looking back.
Ten years have the past and she is back home where she runs into of Cole, the one
who broke her heart.
The author did well with creating well developed likable characters and believable conflict.
The story is told with a dual point of view which is always a great way to connect with
The book is an overall Good Read.
Julia Farmer did well with the narration.
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Julia Farmer`s performance did, she has the most beautiful story telling voice.
Not sure, and really I try to enjoy every new book/story for what it is in that moment. I very rarely compare books, that is unless they are very similar. This wasn't, it was unique and very enjoyable.
Everything, her female voice`s young and old all fantastic, her male voice was also brilliant. I think Julia is one of the very few narrators that can pull that off seamlessly, I was listening and never once thought twice about what could have been done better.
Yes a few, but the one that comes to mind is when Gabi and Cole see each other for the very first time after 10yrs
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Engrossing, best intentions
The were many moments that stand out. Everything that occurs pushes the story line forward and has an impact overall on the characters.
I have not, but I will in the future. She does and excellent job.
It was hard when it came to the betrayal aspects to not feel a bit stung, but it was also very frustrating with many misunderstandings.
This was a great book. The story was engrossing and the characters were perfect in the way that they feel very real. It is a story about how sometimes the best intentions can still have horrible outcomes or consequences, but in the end Gabi and Cole have their HEA.
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A heart in the right place doesn't guarantee right decisions. Although this is a familiar catalyst in many romances, it feels fresh in this one. I think it's because Cole isn't really a "bad boy." I felt the pain in his decisions. He's tough, handsome, an alpha, has a sad childhood, a record, and many regrets, but, he's a good man. Worth a second chance.
The narration was done very well. The male voice was spot-on BUT, being a dual POV, an actual male narrator for Cole would have been the bomb.
I was completely engrossed in the story and highly recommend it.
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I'm a pushover for romance stories that deal with the military and the struggles of veterans, add in suspense and this audiobook is fantastic!
Gabi Weston and Cole Devonport meet at school as teenagers, both have had a rough upbringing, Gabby as the motherless child of an alcoholic father and Cole who has been brought up in the foster care system. Gabby is somewhat aloof, but eventually Cole breaks down the understandable and natural defenses that Gabby has built up to protect herself and they become first friends and then young lovers. At eighteen a naive Cole succumbs to the temptations of easy money and the resulting conflict ends up pulling them apart and setting them on separate paths, Cole to prison and Gabby into the military.
Eleven year later, fate brings them both back to their hometown, one broken in spirit, the other broken in body. The question is, can they overcome their past and help heal each other, can they have a second chance at love?
Excellent writing by Marissa Farrar and storytelling by Julia Farmer make this gem of a book shine. I look forward to more from this author and narrator.
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No Second Chances
by Marissa Farrar
This book is told from POV of both male and female protagonists, in past and present time frames. Both make mistakes and misunderstandings cause relationship to spin out of control. I think there was enough suspense to keep the listeners intrigued.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Julia Farmer gave a good performance.
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